Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

Summary: If you've tried to log in to the Sony PlayStation Network today, you might have been rejected. Don't worry - you're not alone.

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If you've tried to log in to the Sony PlayStation Network today, you might have been rejected. Don't worry - you're not alone.

The official Sony "AskPlayStation" Twitter page confirmed that PSN is undergoing maintenenace, so it will be difficult to access the service throughout the day. (Supposedly the problem stems from an attack by a hacker group, but Sony hasn't confirmed anything in that regard.)

Difficult, but not impossible. I tested logging into PSN via PlayStation 3 around 1:00PM ET this afternoon. I went through about five minutes of repeated error messages before I was able to successfully login. Fortunately, to play DVDs, Blu-ray discs and games (on discs), this shouldn't propose any problems for PS3 users.

However, if you want to access online games or other services like Netflix, you'll need to login into PS3 first before you can watch anything instantly.

Topics: Hardware, Mobility

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  • xbox live is better

    my Xbox live is working perfectly without problems. maintenance is done overnight rather than during the day when people could be using it.
    Eric12341
    • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

      @Eric12341 maybe whats night for you may be day for others. anyway i never had problems with xbox live. =)
      bnlf
    • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

      @Eric12341 Xbox live is just as vulnerable to DDoS as PSN is. Difference is that Microsoft hasn't done anything to piss off X-Box users on a scale that Anonymous cares about... yet
      sanph
      • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

        @sanph
        What did ps3 do to piss people off???
        frrswllm
    • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

      @Eric12341 i jus signed up to reply to u lol u really must b a dumbass that comment made no sense ps3 ftw
      xboxlive
      • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

        @xboxlive i just signed up to reply to u lol u must not know the definition of TROLLING, welcome to the internet xboxlive. Do you work for Sony? No. Then why get offended over something so trivial.
        linxoz
    • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

      @Eric12341 <br>too bad you guys can't experiance the great sounding, hi-def picture of blue-ray..... and did you know you also have to pay a hefty fee of 59.99 dollars a year for xbox live? if you say xbox live is better, its like saying you don't think a bok of new born kittens are cute.
      r1d3d1rtb1k3s
      • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

        @r1d3d1rtb1k3s nice :)
        manor9906
      • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

        @r1d3d1rtb1k3s

        Too bad you can't spell...
        StellarView
    • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

      @Eric12341 yup and you can keep your membership fees too.......
      manor9906
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

    pissed off. my friend who lives in the same city as i do has had no problem logging in to his yet i cant even pull up their website on my computer. wtf?
    gothard88
    • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

      @gothard88 According to reports, Sony is undergoing a denial of service attack by a pissed off group of hackers right now and they can't really do anything about it until the attack subsides.
      leimeisei
      • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

        @leimeisei
        I hope they find the ones doing it and cut their fingers off.
        dware1266
  • I was able to sign in last night

    I signed in just fine early early this morning now out of the blue I cant WTF Sony? Makes me think about buying a crap box aka Xbox specially now thats only 150.00$
    Haterrific
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

    except you would have to pay to play online, who wants to do that when you can do it for free on the ps3? xbox has its days of downtime for maintenance, stop stressin about it being down for one day.
    joiner_tyler@...
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

    I COULDNT LOG IN AND JUST KEEP HITTING THE LOGIN BUTTON AND AFTER SEVERAL TRIES IT LOGGED IN. ALSO CHANGED THE DNS TO GOOGLES. MINE WORKS.....
    NEVERSET
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

    i think hackers suck monkey balls and they are pissed off that they cant get any real poon. get back on your blow up doll and let us play
    big_azz_dude
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

    they arent hackers. trust me. they use a skiddie program called LOIC which is extremely easy to trace. it was anonops organization. some noob from it posted it on a highly sophisticated hacking forum(yet all legal); yet they all raged him and said to get out because they don't allow things like that. you can thank this to MoldJelly on hackforums, as he was the one who posted it there. please realize hackforums had nothing involved in this, they do not participate in skiddie operations.
    xlxdffghs
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

    The story on the Anonymous PSN shutdown: : http://d.pr/C71w

    I'm more than willing to sacrifice a few days of online play if it means the corporate terrorists at Sony can learn a lesson and make a few changes.
    fuali
  • RE: Sony PlayStation Network suffering sporadic outages

    xbox has nothing to do with sony and hackers who did this will be found and get whats coming to them soon. There fuck up my day to game online with friends and sense that guy who hack the ps3 system this happens now. Anyway the ps3 web page works but sometimes stop working half the time.
    NifesKnight