Sony is ‘Rebuilding’ the Playstation Network in Attack’s Wake
Day Four without Playstation Network service is officially upon us, and there seems to be no end in sight as Sony now says it is “‘rebuilding’ its system to better guard against attacks,” according to PC World.
It appears that the attack that brought down PSN and Qriocity, Sony’s audio and video networking service that runs on the same infrastructure as PSN, was a pretty tough customer. Here’s a quote from Sony’s statement.
‘Our efforts to resolve this matter involve rebuilding our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure,’ the company said in a statement. ‘Though this task is time-consuming, we decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security.’
It would appear that this isn’t a matter of Sony just figuring out what the hack did and repairing it — the company is actually so worried that it feels it can’t re-open the network without strengthening its defenses. There’s still no word whatsoever as to when PSN might be up and running again, but it will probably be sometime after Sony sorts out exactly where all its chickens will be roosting.
In other news, Phil Owen still can’t play SOCOM 4.