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PSN Down for Maintenance

Posted by Terrorized666 on April 25, 2011 at 9:58 PM


As many of you PSN players may have seen, that you were not able to log on to your PSN account and getting the A06 error. That is because Sony has been doing maintenance on it. And here is what I got out it so far in the PSN forums:


The PSN is undergoing an outage and currently these services have been affected:

Qriocity

PlayStation Store

Account management

We will update this thread with more information and when the PSN resumes normal operation.



[UPDATE] 24/4/11

We sincerely regret that PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been suspended, and we are working around the clock to bring them both back online. Our efforts to resolve this matter involve re-building our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure. Though this task is time-consuming, we decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security.

We thank you for your patience to date and ask for a little more while we move towards completion of this project. We will continue to give you updates as they become available.

 


Why is Sony doing Maintenance?

From what I can tell from looking on the forums, Sony has had a bunch of viral attacks from various sources, and they have taken this time to improve their security and protection. And since this was kind of a 'we should do this now before it actually does any damage' thing, they didn't send any messages out or alerts saying that they were working on it.


Rumors?

One rumor going around is that the reason for the shut down and rebuild of PSN was due to a certain custom firmware going around. Apparently with a few tweaks with this firmware modified consoles could access PSN and its content for free. Once Sony realized this, they shut the network down.

 



So as you can see, the PSN may be down for awhile longer yet. I'll update this when I can.

"Forest fires spread quick in hot weather and dry lands. Rumors spread fast in panic and fear."

Categories: Playstation News, Playstation Network, Sony

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3 Comments

Reply Terrorized666
11:10 AM on April 27, 2011 
Just another update, but another reason they are doing this is that there have been hackers trying to make hacked accounts that say that the account is a PSN Plus member and has 'bought' everything. This isn't the firmware as said above, but actually making an account and doing some stuff that I don't know about.

I'll update this again soon.
Reply DEVIL
3:45 PM on April 27, 2011 
Terrorized666 says...
Just another update, but another reason they are doing this is that there have been hackers trying to make hacked accounts that say that the account is a PSN Plus member and has 'bought' everything. This isn't the firmware as said above, but actually making an account and doing some stuff that I don't know about.

I'll update this again soon.

i am hearing the same thing, and that PSN is hacked by some hackers so they are trying to fix it. Hope PSN to get back on before this sunday!

This maintainance really sucks for People like me who bought SOCOM 4 or Mortal Kombat or Portal 2 on April 19th *BIG RELEASES*. and we aren't able to play multiplayer. For me in this case is SOCOM 4: Us navy seals!
Reply Terrorized666
9:39 AM on April 30, 2011 
Another Update:
My local news did a story about this, link provided:
http://www.globaltvedmonton.com/Playstation+hack+causes+Alberta+P
rivacy+Commissioner+issue+warning/4698848/story.html
You may have to copy the FULL link, it cut half of the link off on here for me.

But it has been CONFIRMED! That the PSN Accounts have been hacked! Your account name, e-mail, address, password, and credit card could have been taken! More info on what you can do on the link above to my local news story.