Sony PSN Hacking and Outage Again? No Guarantees

The recent hacking and subsequent outage of the Sony PlayStation Network service has been well-documented and even since the PSN has been back up-and-running we’ve given more news about the incident, including plans for the PSN to return to Asia, a new PSN status iPhone app and news about the free identity theft protection. What many of you may be wondering though is if the PSN hacking and outage could ever happen again, and it seems that there are no guarantees against it.

The PSN hacking has been referred to as the biggest Internet security breach ever and this week giant corporation Sony sent a letter to members of congress detailing its new security measures through more firewalls, monitoring and policy alterations. However, almost unsurprisingly, Sony concedes that the new moves may not be enough to prevent a security breach again.

According to Robert Dominguez over on NYDailyNews, head of Sony Computer Entertainment, Kazuo Hirai, said, “No security system is absolutely foolproof, and changing conditions in the future can make a currently secure environment less secure.” Hirai even went on to commend the skill of the hackers involved by adding, “These gaps in what we know are not for lack of trying by experts, but rather an unfortunate testament to the skill of those who perpetrated the attacks. Some aspects of the intrusion may never be known.”

The damage to Sony’s reputation is yet to be fully recognized and the company, already hit hard by the financial repercussions of this incident will face further questioning at a Congress data security hearing on Thursday. To find out more about that hearing, head to this article on The Washington Post by Hayley Tsukayama. Although some regions of Asia are beginning to have the PSN service restored, Sony said on Friday that service to Hong Kong and South Korea remains suspended.

Over 100 million users had their personal information compromised in the Sony hacking and we wonder how any of you feel about the fact that Sony is unable to guarantee it will never happen again. We reckon nothing is cast-iron clad these days but at the same time we’re pretty sure that Sony will do everything it possibly can to prevent further security breaches. Let us know what you think by sending us your comments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000441187356 Alex Roberts

    Well obviously they can’t say that it’ll never be breached again. Nothing is impossible to hack.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jayson-Taylor/581813835 Jayson Taylor

      i cant get on psn now not happy

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1616494191 Wyethz Ariza Abayz

    No wonder why i couldn’t go sign in

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jayson-Taylor/581813835 Jayson Taylor

    is psn offline again cos ive been tryin 2 get on 4 the past hour? amd does anybody no a number 4 playstation?

  • Anonymous

    it might be just a new patch for play station store. I dont know, We might got hacked again… Who knows. Will see in a couple of hours

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1319487962 Rubell Khan

      its back on

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1319487962 Rubell Khan

    psn is back on

  • Anonymous

    psn is down again cause of the due of the fully restoration for PLAYSTATION@NETWORK

  • Anonymous

    psn is down again cause of the due of the fully restoration for PLAYSTATION@NETWORK

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=741850194 Fady Fakher Farouk

    is it just me or is PSN not working now? and if it is, does anyone know when it will be back on?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001856209724 Grant Carlson

      When it will be back up it is unknown, here is an article why it is down.

      The PlayStation Network has been back with us for around two weeks now without the full service being resumed. Now today we have new reports of Sony’s PSN down again on May 29 in the US and parts of Europe. Many PlayStation 3 owners found problems again this morning when trying to sign into the network.

      The service has only just recently gone live in Japan and it was hoped that the PlayStation Store would be back by Tuesday, according to an article on Judge Game. Luckily Sony has not left it long before responding to the problems. They have said that some users may experience problems signing in, as they are working on restoring the full PSN service.

      It hasn’t been said how long the service may be down for but it should mean we finally see the PlayStation Store back online. This will also mean that you will be able to start accessing the free downloads offered by Sony.

      At the time of writing we have reports of some areas in Europe the service is down, but some of our readers in the UK have confirmed it is available. Is the PSN service working in your area?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kieran.burge Kieran Burge

    psn is up and working fine in the UK… just want the store back now????????

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