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PSN was down---but not any longer

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PSN was down---but not any longer

Is the current length of downtime for the Playstation network (around 3 days) putting people off the Playstation altogether.
I've no doubt the 'people' responsible would be delighted if this was so as their sole intent is to damage Sony or at least the gaming division.
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People over at xbox.com are laughing at this and think It cant happen to them as they pay for the service, I say more the fool them.
Edit, Check this out, Aslong as  a moderator over there does not delete It.  http://forums.xbox.com/36322399/ShowPost.aspx
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Quote from the forum Steve linked to...
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Haha some of the people commenting are on the verge of suicide cause its been down for so long. Have they not seen the weather?

Yesterday I took my grandson to see some old abandoned lead mine workings in Lathkill Dale and a lovely day it was.
Today I was out in the garden clearing a load of weeds and another lovely day....until the shower.
Every cloud has a silver lining Smiley
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Still down, This 
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Sony is "rebuilding" its PlayStation Network - as the service remains offline for the fourth day running.
The platform holder yesterday revealed that an "external intrusion" is to blame for the outage, suggesting that a group of hackers is responsible.

From here...http://www.computerandvideogames.com/299147/news/playstation-network-down-for-fourth-day-sony-rebuilding-service/
Its not Sony they are hurting Its the gamer.
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Nah, a gamer is just locked out of some games and some play options, they may be frustrated, even angry, but it doesn't hurt them.  Sony on the other hand will feel the pain in its bottom line in lost sales and if it continues much longer in lost customers who defected to XBox ect.
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http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Technology/Video-Sony-PlayStation---Hacker-Breaks-Into-Network-And-Steals-Details-Of-Millions-Of-Gamers/Article/201104415979992?lpos=Technology_Carousel_Region_1&lid=ARTICLE_15979992_Video%3A_Sony_PlayStation_-_Hacker_Breaks_Into_Network_And_Steals_Details_Of_Millions_Of_Gamers
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Sony learned of the breach on April 19 and immediately shut down the PlayStation network, but kept quiet about it for a whole week.
In a statement the company said an "illegal and unauthorised person" obtained people's names, addresses, email address, birthdates, usernames, passwords, logins, security questions and more.
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and much much more http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13192359
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Mr Caplin added: "It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained.
"For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information."

full Sony statement  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13206004
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If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, to be on the safe side we are advising that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may also have been obtained.
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With the major security breach that has become apparent I am slightly concerned, I got an email today about PSN, The thing that bothers me though Is that I never owned a PS3 but I have owned a PS2 and although I never ( As far as I am aware ) Hooked It up on-line It seems they do have some details of mine on-line. Perhaps It could be because at one point I had registered my PS2?
I tried logging Into PSN but at the moment I cant. I am going to have to find out If they have bank details etc but I am pretty sure they don't.
This Is the email I got today..http://view.ed4.net/v/8A28DWR/6M6KP9/B4EACJY/ITL8C4/MAILACTION=1&FORMAT=H&HOSTED=TRUE
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Sony Corp's No.2 Kazuo Hirai will brief media on Sunday about a huge security breach of its PlayStation Network, the first time an executive of the Japanese electronics giant will publicly address the case, which could prompt global legal actions.
Hirai, in line to succeed CEO Howard Stringer, will hold a news conference in Tokyo at 2:00 p.m. (1 a.m. EDT) on Sony's investigation of the case, its information management system and the schedule to resume services, the firm said in a news release on Saturday.

Source  http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/30/us-sony-idUSTRE73R0Q320110430
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It's getting worse http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13256817
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Sony has warned that almost 25 million extra gaming users may have had their personal details taken in a hacker attack.
On Monday, it had taken the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) service offline after a security breach.
Sony said the user data issue related specifically to SOE and emerged as it was investigating the problem.
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Anyone heard of anywhere back online yet Sad
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Sony representatives said the PlayStation Network, which has been shuttered for almost two weeks, will be back online on or before the week ends. A press conference was held at Sony’s headquarters in Tokyo to explain the situation.
Users of the Sony-maintained online gaming portal have been having a bad couple of weeks after hackers wormed their way to PSN and the Sony-owned music and video streaming service Qriocity late in April. Executives of Sony admitted in a press conference Thursday that they shuttered PSN to prevent further damage and minimize the loss of valuable information.
Sony executive Kazuo Hirai apologized to the gamers and promised that by Friday, PSN would be live again. Hirai said the network will be stronger and safer when it returns.

From here...http://www.golf-talk.co.uk/news/playstation-network-back-online-almost/124513353
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It was said here that the network would be put back online region by region.
I took that to mean the US first followed by other areas whenever.... Roll eyes
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Yeah I had read that to on various websites, Find out soon enough I guess. OR you could get.....Nah I wont bother saying......... Cheesy