Sony has finally offically confirmed that their PlayStation Network videogame service is offline indefinitely.There is also speculation that user credit card records could have been compromised.
Sony has finally offically confirmed that their PlayStation Network videogame service is offline indefinitely.
Now speculation is also rife that the Japanese Company is struggling to identify whether user records that also include credit card details, have been compromised in what looks like a major hack attack.
Satoshi Fukuoka, a spokesman for Sony Computer Entertainment in Tokyo, told PC World that Sony Computer Entertainment is conducting a “thorough investigation” into the outage.
Meanwhile Patrick Seybold a spokesperson for Sony said that Sony is still looking into whether credit card or other personal information was taken during the “external intrusion.”
Around the world Playstation network users have expressed their concerns about the potential loss of credit card details. One user wrote “I use the network to access movies and if my credit card details have been compromised I want to know so I that can take action immediately to stop usage of the card”.
Sony said it is currently rebuilding the service, which connects more than 75 million PlayStation customers over the Internet.
A message on the Australian web site of Sony Computer Entertainment said ‘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.
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