Sony’s Playstation Network is still suffering an outage even after more than 48 hours since it began. According to Sony’s blog, the interruption in service may last into the long weekend – for at least another “full day or two”. Sony released a statement through its EU blog, saying that the network outage may be a result of “targeted behaviour by an outside party”, brining in the possibility of cyberattacks. Adding to the confusion is the fact that the message has since been removed. The hacktivist group Anonymous has been suspected for the attacks since the group openly warned Sony against attacks last week. However, tired of the allegations against it, the Anonymous has finally officially denied any involvement.
In the official statement, Anonymous today said, “While it could be the case that other Anons have acted by themselves, AnonOps was not related to this incident and takes no responsibility for it. A more likely explanation is that Sony is taking advantage of Anonymous’ previous ill-will towards the company to distract users from the fact the outage is accutally an internal problem with the companies servers.”
The PSN users are highly annoyed with this incident as they cannot play their favorite PS3 games online on this long weekend. There couldn’t have been a worse time for an outage of this proportion.