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May 7, 2011 // 12:52 am - As a follow-up to yesterday's PSN updates, Sony's Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold has posted another brief PlayStation Network update as follows:

As you may know, we've begun the process of restoring the service through internal testing of the new system. We're still working to confirm the security of the network infrastructure, as well as working with a variety of outside entities to confirm with them of the security of the system. Verifying the system security is vital for the process of restoration. Additional comprehensive system checks and testing are still required, and we must complete that process before bringing the systems online.

As you've heard us say, our utmost priorities are the security of the network and ensuring your data is safe. We won't restore the services until we can test the system's strength in these respects.

When we held the press conference in Japan last week, based on what we knew, we expected to have the services online within a week. 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.

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. We will update you with more information as soon as we have it. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience of this network outage.

PSN Service Restoration Update, Internal Testing Underway

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#281 - vesper8 - May 5, 2011 // 7:22 am
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haha why do so many people think it wasn't Anonymous? Do you forget that only a few weeks ago Anonymous openly proclaimed that they were going to war with sony?

I'd like to think that of course it was Anonymous.. but they deny it anyway.. as I would expect them to.. The thing some of you are not fully appreciating is that the whole idea behind calling themselves Anonymous is that they're all fully confident that everything they plan and do will be executed in such a way that they'll always remain anonymous..

They are making Sony look like fools and I bet you nothing will ever happen with the stolen data because using that would be way too risky to someone that wishes to remain anonymous and these guys have principles.

Anyway.. most of them I'm sure. They've hit Sony hard enough without too much collateral to the users. At least for those of us that have known that Sony had it coming for the way they've behaved in the last 6 months.. we won't let a month without PSN affect our enjoyment of watching this sweet revenge unfold before us

wtg anon.

#280 - elser1 - May 5, 2011 // 7:14 am
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this company is run by a bunch of complete and utter funk wits...

#279 - GrandpaHomer - May 5, 2011 // 6:50 am
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Blah blah blah - Sony is apparently endlessly repeating the same PR crap again and again... copy and paste job here.

#278 - B4rtj4h - May 5, 2011 // 6:39 am
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LOL... so when i am not a Music member i just get eggs for my money? Nice one Sony... only compensate the people with PSN+ >_>

#277 - elser1 - May 5, 2011 // 4:33 am
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thanks for the insight barry.. from that i'd say i like the ideals of anonymous and i agree with barry, i doubt it was them.. smells like an inside job to me.. who better to blame than people making public threats against the company..

#276 - barrybarryk - May 5, 2011 // 4:10 am
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Um yeah but again every time anonymous has stolen personal info (which they have) they have released the info publicly, even the HB Gary files on 'members' of anonymous which HB Gary were trying to sell to the FBI. The only thing anonymous are about is the freedom of information. If anonymous were behind this the info would have been immediately published as well as claiming responsibility and a detailed factual analysis of the security it was behind (just like every other hack they have done), anonymous have never denied a hack before why on earth would they start now?

The person who carried out the hack could easily have put a file there claiming to be anonymous but by not releasing the information publicly clearly they aren't. Anonymous isn't a group or a club, there are no members and no splinter groups, it's an idea or ethical standing depending on your point of view but whomever carried out the hack clearly isn't anonymous.

#275 - Chivafighter - May 5, 2011 // 4:08 am
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taking over the industry and having us run it, that's a great idea right there bro

#274 - xUb3rn00dlEx - May 5, 2011 // 3:47 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Chivafighter View Post
yea but it puts them in direct blame for the attack, even when they issued the statement that they did not do it.So they say they didn't do it, but leave their name on the servers... i don't think so, they are not stupid.


I understand where you're coming from, but still, Anonymous could say a splinter of their group did it, which does happen often as they'll break into smaller factions if you will with members doing their own things, and they can still claim no responsibility for it. But it also would not put them in direct blame, because they haven't stolen anything. All they attempted was a DDoS attack, which they wanted recognition for. But again, I see where you are coming from.

BTW, when do we start taking over Sony's assets and running the industry by us for us? I'm 100% positive none of this would have happened if they just politely handed over management of the system.

#273 - Chivafighter - May 5, 2011 // 3:24 am
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yea but it puts them in direct blame for the attack, even when they issued the statement that they did not do it.So they say they didn't do it, but leave their name on the servers... i don't think so, they are not stupid.

#272 - DVision44 - May 5, 2011 // 1:20 am
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Is Anonymous really going to attack the servers and leave their slogan on the Sony server? That is a stupid move on their part, If they did which i highly doubt.

They're called Anonymous for a reason