DDOS Attack Takes Down PSN Prior to Scheduled Maintenance

PSN was down this Sunday morning thanks to an alleged DDOS attack on their servers.

Claiming responsibility for the attack is a hacker group called @LizardSquad, who have been live tweeting their targets throughout the evening and early morning. They also claim to have attacked Battle.net, Path of Exile, and League of Legends servers. Sony confirmed the DDOS attack via a tweet from John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment.

It is still not clear how long the outage will last, but Sony is actively working to bring the service back online. At the time of this writing, some players are able to access PSN while most are receiving messages that the service is down for maintenance.

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4 Comments on DDOS Attack Takes Down PSN Prior to Scheduled Maintenance


On August 24, 2014 at 7:54 am

Did I time travel to 2011?


On August 24, 2014 at 9:26 am

Just so people know DDOS attacks are not the same as a true hack, there’s no risk of personal information being leaked, it just causes the servers to be so overloaded that they can’t function right.


On August 24, 2014 at 3:54 pm

And now SOE have a bomb threat, the FBI have stepped in.

Dumb hackers stepped too far, bomb threats are taken very seriously, someone is almost definitely going to end up with jail time.

Darren Burnett

On August 24, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Well, at least I know now that it wasn’t a problem with my account or internet connection.