An Image Showing Why The PSN Is Down

For all of you PS3 users that are still fuming over the PSN being down there have been regular updates from Sony (after the first week of downtime) that we at OSM have been reporting on. Some of the first ones were that there was an external intrusion and then that Sony has had to completely rebuild their infrastructure.

Now we also heard that Sony were testing the new PSN behind closed doors which would mean that they are pretty much on course to have it up and running by May 31st but can you trust them? What people want to know at the moment though is how did a network as big as Sony’s PSN get hacked? Well now we have an image showing why the PSN is down.

Our understanding is the hackers infiltrated the network did a few bits and pieces and then Sony noticed, it was then Sony who took the network down as a precaution and a last ditch attempt to prevent people’s data from being compromised. Unfortunately this seems to have been done a little too late.

We learned of this through Redmond Pie’s Oliver Haslam where he says that the exploitation didn’t come from a jailbroken PS3 as first through but instead through a PC. The chart was tweeted by Mark McDonald along with the PlayStation Network Services including the regions and accounts that were compromised. Like Haslam says it doesn’t tell us anything new but it does give us a realization of the magnitude of Sony’s network being hacked.

What do you think of the information? Have you now realized how much more serious this is than first thought? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • nick

    look's kinda fake… but idk..