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Sony admits PSN could have been attacked, apologises to users

Sony has admitted that PSN may very well have been attacked over the past few days, and has apologised to fans for the inconvenience.

In a statement issued to GameSpot, Sony admitted that it’s “currently investigating [the network instability], including the possibility of targeted behavior of an outside party. If this is indeed caused by such act, we want to once again thank our customers who have borne the brunt of the attack through interrupted service. Our engineers are working to restore and maintain the services, and we appreciate our customers’ continued support.”

Thankfully for Sony, the group responsible, Anonymous, claims it has stopped its attack on the PS3′s online service, issuing the following statement on its website:

“We realize that targeting the PSN is not a good idea. We have therefore temporarily suspended our action, until a method is found that will not severely impact Sony customers.”

“Anonymous is on your side, standing up for your rights. We are not aiming to attack customers of Sony. This attack is aimed solely at Sony, and we will try our best to not affect the gamers, as this would defeat the purpose of our actions. If we did inconvenience users, please know that this was not our goal.”

Nice to see things may be getting back to normal.

Thanks, Kotaku.

Edited On 07 Apr, 2011

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