PlayStation Network withstands DDOS attack

Sony's PlayStation Network, the online portion of its PlayStation brand serving its home and portable video game consoles, went down Sunday morning after receiving a denial of service (DDOS) attack.

While the DDOS's source has not yet been released, Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley confirmed the attack through Twitter:

Nearly four hours later, another official update via Twitter -- this time from the official PlayStation account -- stated Sony engineers are working on the issue and hope to have things up and running.

Sony said no personal information has been accessed by hackers.

By the 10 a.m., partial PSN support was re-established, allowing for streaming services such as Netflix to once again be used, according to IGN.

Late last week, Sony stated PSN will be taken down for maintenance on Monday, Aug. 25, anyhow. No word as to whether or not that work has begun early due to the attack.


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