Sony’s PlayStation network is back online after hours of outage worldwide — A Phantom Squad Twitter account claims they took the network down.
A few hours ago it was reported that Sony’s PlayStation network on PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 were down worldwide. Now, the good news for gamers is that the service is back online but the bad news is that a group of attackers going with the handle of Pantham Squad who warned Sony of a cyber attack on Christmas, claims PSN service went down due to their DDoS attack on its servers.
However, Sony has not revealed the reason for the outage worldwide nor has it accepted if there was a DDoS on PSN servers. The president of Sony Computer Entertainment Shuhei Yoshida tweeted that ”As people are tweeting, PSN is back online. Very sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.”
As people are tweeting, PSN is back online. Very sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. https://t.co/y3aO5iiWfn
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) January 5, 2016
Reaction from the gamers:
PSN is back online! Thank God, any longer and I might have done something productive! #psnmaintenance
— Reuben Rosario (@ReubenDRosario) January 5, 2016
Psn is back online in Ireland, but for how long? 03:33am going asleep and I'll wake up with it back offline #fucksony
— steo (@steomc89) January 5, 2016
@max_mueller2901 PSN was offline due to a temporary issue which now appears to have been resolved.
— Strangeplaice (@strangeplaice) January 5, 2016
Hackers with different agendas have been targeting gaming platforms for past several years yet the companies earning billions from gamers/customers have not spent a dime to protect their servers, gamers suffer without receiving a proper response other than usual tweets from the ”help” accounts.
At the time of publishing this article, all PSN services were online.