Sony’s PlayStation Network is still out of business, nearly three weeks after hackers reportedly took it down and made off with reams of user data. And it won’t go live again before the end of the month:
“We were unaware of the extent of the attack on Sony Online Entertainment servers, and we are taking this opportunity to conduct further testing of the incredibly complex system,” Patrick Seybold, the senior director of corporate communications and social media, wrote. “We know many of you are wanting to play games online, chat with your friends and enjoy all of the services PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have to offer, and trust me when I say we’re doing everything we can to make it happen.” He also stated that we’ll get more updates as soon as they have more information, and he apologized once again for the delay and inconvenience of this network outage.
It’s estimated that Sony could lose more than a billion dollars due to the outage. It’s almost enough to make you wonder if Anonymous really didn’t do it, and if more sinister forces might be at work here.