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*Update* PSN Back up again


Update: PSN is back up again, we still have no idea what caused the outage.

Original: PSN is currently down ahead of tomorrows scheduled maintenance and apparently it's due to a DDOS attack.




A group called @LizardSquad is claiming responsibility for the action, saying that it has also attacked Battle.net, League of Legends and Grinding Gears’ Path of Exile.

Some are claiming that this is due to PSN Maintenance being brought forward, but there is no word from Sony either way. 

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. If it is a DDOS attack, security data won't be compromised.

It's all a bit silly really, although we're sure PSN will be back up again soon.

We have contacted Sony for confirmation.

Edited On 24 Aug, 2014

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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
Hope not, change of passwords imminent lol
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
Gutted, only just bought PVZ too, cant even play split screen with my boy if its not connected to psn
Zombieflamingo's avatar
Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Dont understand why people do this. Sucks for anyone wanting to play today.
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Daisuki_Tsukasa 2 years ago
How pathetic do these people need to be? What is the point of just taking playing privileges away from people because they're bored. If anyone finds who they are then I hope they get their heads kicked in or something because this isn't fair on everyone.
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
coz theyre sad and have nothing better in thier lives to do, then bragging like theyve done something amazing
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
its not back up everywhere yet Joe, mines just come up different now saying psn is currently undergoing maintenance
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 2 years ago
I reported this earlier on in the week they have been knocking loads of MMOs offline on PC. They even knocked brazzers off
jay.hamilton's avatar
jay.hamilton 2 years ago
ridiculous bro
selfdestruct's avatar
selfdestruct 2 years ago
These guys make me sick! They learn how to do it off Google and have hardly any pc knowledge, they destroy other people's work for fun! Bloody idiots!
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 2 years ago
Selfdestruct they're actually pretty PC savvy because they have been doing it for well over a week and still haven't been caught. Your average Joe would of been caught by now.
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selfdestruct 2 years ago
It's not hard to get bots off the net and ddos, they will be caught! If snowden taught us anything it is everything can be traced no matter how many proxies they use!
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selfdestruct 2 years ago
Bloody script kiddies!
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 2 years ago
I'm not denying they will get caught eventually but its abit ignorant to think they have no pc knowledge.
PrometheusFan's avatar
PrometheusFan 2 years ago
Well, good they found an outlet to work through their puberty frustrations I guess?
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selfdestruct 2 years ago
Joe I'm a coder, I know how these things work, it's not hard to learn off Google, I've been following their tweets, they don't have any reason for this they are just doing it for fun, they are even bringing Isis into it now! I bet they don't even know how many bits are in a byte!
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 2 years ago
Let's be honest though if as you say they have no PC knowledge they'd be using a potato or a microwave to DDos
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selfdestruct 2 years ago
Lol I didn't mean quite that, but they aren't doing it for a reason just because they want to,they are just kids fooling around with fire h& upsetting everyone
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JoeToots 2 years ago
i heard they're doing it to make a point that these big corporate company's take our money and don't reinvest in security etc.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
and yeah i was being abit picky sorry haha
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
What point does DDoS make about how secure a network is exactly?
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 2 years ago
beats me Kevin.
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
Oh... looks like "The Lizard Squad" (Who organised today's DDoS attacks on multiple networks) have had all their IP addresses posted on the internet by another script kiddie. They can be expecting a visit from the FBI any time now I guess. Excuse me while I shed a single tear.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 2 years ago
they're taking it so so far, trying to get planes and stuff redirected now.
PrometheusFan's avatar
PrometheusFan 2 years ago
It's worse than that it seems, they've apparently gotten a flight grounded with a bomb hoax. Just guaranteed themselves jail time with that one.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
Yup and i though i was a dick.. they just top the scale..
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JoeToots 2 years ago
http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/24/6063149/hacker-threat-diverts-flight-carrying-sony-online-president
jay.hamilton's avatar
jay.hamilton 2 years ago
fucked up big time now, anything to do with planes big mistake, especially american planes
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Danny_936 2 years ago
apparently FamedGod on Twitter is responsible for PSN going down but the Lizard Squad took credit for it so diverted the plane that the sony guy was on, just going off what peope are saying on Reddit. http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/2egp82/hackers_who_ddosd_psn_now_eyeing_xbl/
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selfdestruct 2 years ago
Was at work, can't believe they brought down smedleys plane! Yup jay their in the shit now!
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
Yeah I saw on the news that apparently the FBI are involved in it now as well. Someone made a boo boo :)
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 2 years ago
They leaked a few FBI agents details yesterday email addresses etc

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