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PlayStation Network Back Online Within a Week (Maybe)

Latest blog update discusses credit card info, time-frame for return

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PlayStation Network Back Online Within a Week (Maybe)
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When it’s all said and done, it looks like the PSN may be down for over 2 weeks.

The latest official update posted to the PlayStation blog takes the form of a Q&A, much of it mirroring questions outlined yesterday in an offical Sony FAQ page that was linked to from the blog.  Here’s what now-very-widely-known Director of Corporate Communications Patrick Seybold has to say:

First off, we want to again thank you for your patience. We know that the PlayStation Network and Qriocity outage has been frustrating for you. We know you are upset, and so we are taking steps to make our services safer and more secure than ever before. We sincerely regret any inconvenience or concern this outage has caused, and rest assured that we’re going to get the services back online as quickly as we can.

We received a number of questions and comments yesterday and early today relating to the criminal intrusion into our network. We’d like to address some of the most common questions today.

We are also going to continue to post updates to this blog with any additional information and insight that we can over the next few days.

We are reading your comments. We are listening to your suggestions. Please keep them coming.

It’s good to see that Sony is at least feigning a dialogue with users.  Besides the obvious frustration of not being able to play your games online, PS3 owners have been the most frustrated with that lack of transparency regarding the “external intrusion.”  Users were not notified until a week after the initial outage that their personal information had been compromised. 

The latest update from Sony reminds users that although no evidence is yet available that their credit info was stolen, users should brace for that likely possibility.  One bit of good news – even if the credit card numbers and expiration dates were stolen, the CVC security code from the back of your card were not obtained because the PSN and Qriocity does not ask for it.

The real news from this latest blog post is that there is a very soft time-frame for when the PSN will be restored.  I repeat, WoW Gold Guide, very soft:

Our employees have been working day and night to restore operations as quickly as possible, and we expect to have some services up and running within a week from yesterday. However, we want to be very clear that we will only restore operations when we are confident that the network is secure.

PlayStation Network Back Online Within a Week (Maybe)


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  • BadMan

    STFU let SONY take their time so this does not happen again.
    I dont care if we have to wait for weeks or even months just let them take as long as they need. Once its up its up.

  • PlayStation®Network

    Sony Online Entertainment Announces the PlayStation®Network and Qriocity services will be back online Monday 9 May

    JAP – 12:00
    USA – 3:00pm
    EU – 4:00pm
    AUS – 6:00pm

    We would also like to once again thank you for your patience.

    With best regards,
    Howard Stringer

  • UnknownManiak

    is it back online ? the sad it would be online yesterday

  • http://www.webpronews.com Sony Sucks

    Quit lieing about the network get the damn thing back up im tired of sitting here everyday listening to your lame excuses saying it is going to be this week, next week, tomorrow the next day after im sick of this get your sorry ass’s in gear and get it back online or i’m taking your sorry ass’s to court myself haveing my money refunding for my credit cards for buying your sorry lousy map packs for all these games i can’t enjoy because your too damn sorry to listen to other complaints because of stupid hacker’s frigging the network up with their stupid devices sony you shouldn’t of known better to add usb ports in your ps3′s and xbox360′s now look at it when playstation 4 comes out and xbox720′s show up their’s going to be 4 ports in them what the hell you trying to sell a hacking machine to everyone if that is the case pelican would make a codebreaker for these games or a gameshark you rejects im tired of standing around wasteing time listening to your hog wash get it back online or i’ll see your sorry ass’s in small claims court. You will be refunding my money you all that likes running your mouths. Keep it between yourselves. I don’t want to look at your letters.

    • Kyle

      I have both a ps3 & xbox an never really got into these stupid Ps3/ Xbox rants as i like both consoles & their non cross platformed games but shall vent alittle now, i did favor PS for the sole reason of being with them from the start an honestly their pad is more user friendly for me i find. This recent outage hasn’t really bothered me because i had my xbox to fall bak on for Cod: Blops Zombies, only upon til i started reading comments & then later a statement by Sony stating our data could of been stolen. Peeved to say the very least is what i felt upon reading the fact it could go so far & our bank details being stolen, I’m curious as to how much this will have damaged their global appeal in terms of the better & safer console to buy. I’m still sticking with Ps3 tho, so to the Xbox as well but with the Ps3 i can probably say sum time down the line tht Ive been with them through thick & thin.

      Btw (aint bashing) but haveing got Cod Blops for Xbox, i purchased Cod Blops for Ps3 recently through close friends requesting me to get it so when online play resumes i can chill with them on Zombies & immediately & quite shockingly noticed tht the graphics for Cod Blops is slightly better on the Xbox. Still i think Ps3 have better graphics on other games, plus i like Ps3′s menu system but xbox has the private & party chat ability i hope Ps3 incorperates. L8ers & happy gameing lads & ladettes.

  • http://www.webpronews.com Sony Sucks

    Those moron’s probably won’t add it back on there until they get done with their little lawsuit against some faggot that likes screwing our games up online they are too busy fighting a stupid lawsuit they are already 10 million dollars in the whole fighting some stupid bastard that needs hung. A bullet is cheaper to get rid of problems lol. I’m tired just like you all are if you want to make them work faster than they probably ain’t touch the damn thing yet you need to tell them that we won’t our money back for the map packs that we wasteing on these games they are 77 million user’s i say out of 30 million bought map packs let’s add that up for call of duty 4 that is creek chinatown killhouse and the other one let’s see i forgot the price on those map packs was it 10 or 20 dollars we paid out each one of us hmmm. Well that ain’t all we done let’s see Modern Warfare 2 let’s see we paid out 15 dollars i believe for maps on it i know that i did and i know that others used their major credit cards on these events just as black ops buying stadium discovery i forgot the other two where i haven’t been on this game in so long i cant’ think straight damn lacker’s don’t want to fix the game for us your too worried about a lawsuit that eventually you’ll go bankrupt in the end acting stupid you think that moron that did it will be able to pay you back in this life time if you don’t win your just out of luck and if you do win what is he/she going to do go to prison for it well big deal if they do they will be another stupid ass out here do the same thing to you again one of these days you stupid bastards im tired of standing around watching this go on if everyone would pitch in and stand your ground they would get something done about this take your money back you bought map packs from major credit cards from them they sure love our money but they don’t want to listen to know one when they tell them hacker’s are ruining the games for us i’ve seen some stupid crap go on, on these games i’ve took video shots of it as well i’ve got video’s on alot of things that has happened in these games they destoryed call of duty 4 that best game of the year or should i say the best hacking game of the year pure frigging retarded punks that screws games up needs took out and beat with a pole you have to cheat the game do it offline instead of getting on here screwing it up for others you stupid faggots. Take sony’s ass’s to court and make them pay our money back for all those map packs if they are going to lay around and do nothing we don’t know what they are doing on here they could be telling us all that hog wash just to shut us up they probably ain’t even fixing nothing on here just standing around doing nothing about it.

  • erick orellana

    you people go play any sports you fatty meatballs and like dat u forget about playstation ok

  • jedi dodds

    Any news yet people when we are back online please?

    • sonny 4 life

      ffs ppl carm down there doing their best to ge it up quick last thing thy wanted is to see u lot complaining about its tking to long so go out ffs n enjoy the fresh air and also thnks sonny tke as long as u need to get it safe for us

      thnks for all the things u dne u guys rock peace out going outside

  • jedi dodds

    I cant go outside its raining cats and dogs:)

  • griffin

    when can it be i love ps3

  • PlayStation®Network

    Sony Online Entertainment Announces the PlayStation®Network and Qriocity services will be back online Monday 9 May

    JAP – 12:00
    USA – 3:00pm
    EU – 4:00pm
    AUS – 6:00pm

    We would also like to once again thank you for your patience.

    With best regards,
    Howard Stringer

    • jknhrewjnf

      dude its still not up n its past 6

  • john smith

    LOL osama bin laden hacked PSN as america’s tracked him down and shot him in the head.
    As what everyone is saying, see what the america’s do when PSN is down.

  • jedi dodds

    Welldone playstation network fingers crossed.We are all with you ;)

  • Kyle

    Who cares if you have to pay for online on xbox because they actually get to play online where Sony can’t even make a damn system work properly it’s called getting a job so you can afford online. The ps3 may be better with graphics and sound and all the details but they can’t control it because there is too much hacking and banning on the wrong things

  • pspee

    even if psn is ofline fore two or tree weeks I still love ps3

    just because xbox sucks balls

  • John D

    Sony wont give us exact date of when PSN will be back online they’ll only say in few days or week, so they can extend the day of PSN..

    BUT i dont care PS3 4 EVA <3

  • xXx

    So what if PS3 extend their time on PSN at least they making it more secure so it wont be hacked again.

    Thoses who bought FAGBOX will regret it.

    Fagbox can go suk its self.. ring of death = u jus waisted ur money on fagbox & microsoft wont do nuffin about it, they happy cuz they made their money…

  • DONT BUY THE XBOX (read 1st b4 you do)

    True ppl who just bought xbox wait till few weeks or months & you’ll have Ring of Death.

    my m8 bought xbox yesterday brand new & TODAY he actually got Ring of Death. he rang microsoft and told them but they said they cant do nothing about it. So he got his xbox & throw it out the window. He regret it because he waisted over 250 quid…

  • Gregory Hines

    this is a bunch b.s. im ready to play my call of duty its been 2 long week i went out purchased a ps3 and internet an havn’t been able to play online not 1 time… im seriouly to to point to where ima take this system back…

  • Beast

    BOOOOOOO Sony soo it out lol!!

  • jedi dodds

    Well people the playstation blog said that some of the services would be up and running yesterday,and ive checked today and they said maybe next week now?The problem is with sony is they keep giving us the same answers everyday saying we are working around the clock to get it sorted.At the end of the day we all have paid a hell of alot of money for our ps3 and it aint good enough.so come on sony be honest with your devoted gamers and really tell us whats happening :(

    • liam_568

      yoooo all of u carm down sonny doing all what they can do so dnt panic it be up soon go out n enjoy the fresh air sonny thnks so so much what u dne for us once again thnks n tke as long as u need to get up n running n make it safer for us peace

      • bobob

        sonny we all behind u trying to sort this out

  • fig

    retarded hacker

  • jedi dodds

    Hello playstation fans Ive just read on another playstation blog that they might have the network up and running (MIGHT)around the 31st may,Fingers crossed but don’t quote me on that?.I know its frustrating but at the end of the day its for our protection,and at least I can give my thumbs a rest;)

    • bobob

      yoo i agree with jedi dobbs n they said it be bk up at the end of the month so u lot dnt get angry at sonny they doing thr best thnks sonny for the updates keep thm cming

  • jedi dodds

    Hello people just to let anyone know that hasn’t tried there playstations.They have asked every playstation user to install there software to 3.61.So fingers crossed the ball has started to roll (HOORAY)!!!!!!;)

  • jedi dodds

    I was just wondering how many sad people got rid of there ps3 and bought xbox’s just because of the outage.Wheres the devotion,a true sad day for non devoted ps3 fans.(SONY) all the way.And i bet as soon as psn is back online then they will be back on the playstation again.You won’t hear them complain again I bet.Two faced if you ask me:(

  • jedi dodds

    Good news everybody psn is back online for gaming only welldone sony your the best:)

  • http://www.egerggege.com john guapo

    Good to see that some people really write good content nowadays. Offtopic: I don’t know why but i’m having javascript errors viewing your website on Internet Explorer.. can you check it please? Best Regards

  • http://messager christina

    its a bought time

  • http://aol raymond

    i cant play my tiger woods 08 online why

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