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PSN Temporarily Offline Again as Attacks Ramp Up Once More

Posted by Sammy Barker

Platform holder reports 'minor' connectivity issues

If you assumed that the PlayStation Network was safe following Sunday’s outage, then you were wrong, as it appears to have collapsed again. Lizard Squad, the group responsible for last week’s downtime, is claiming responsibility for another DDoS attack, which has already prompted an official comment from Sony’s European branch.

“We are currently experiencing minor network connectivity issues across PSN and SEN networks,” a spokesperson for the firm wrote. “We're looking into this, thanks for your patience.” Let’s hope that, unlike a couple of days ago, this doesn’t bring the network down all day again, as we’re not sure that we’ve recovered from the previous outage yet.

Update #1: A message from Sony on the latest outage: "Network connectivity is being restored to the rest of the network. Thanks for your patience again." Let us know if you're still having issues.

[via twitter.com]

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User Comments (107)

zeta416

#2

zeta416 said:

Seriously... what is wrong with people? This is just ruining many gamer's days with downtime.

AFCC

#9

AFCC said:

Well, I was playing Plants vs Zombies just fine on PS4, but since I'm having problems entering Garden Ops matches I turned off my router, just to check! I go back in and....TCHA RAN, maintenance...so sad :(

AFCC

#12

AFCC said:

@TOMBOY25

Can you Push Square on your Xbox? I don't think so :)
Also, 1080p on Xbox is peachy too? Don't think so :D

AFCC

#17

AFCC said:

@TOMBOY25 No one here gives a "rats ass" about your Xbox!

@get2sammyb Do you think the maintenance is the one scheduled for yesterday and they are just taking advantage of the DDoS attacks to do it now? :|

ztpayne7

#19

ztpayne7 said:

It said maintenance when I logged on so I checked to see if they pushed their maintenance by a day. If it's an attack again, this is crazy.

TOMBOY25

#20

TOMBOY25 said:

Untitled

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but seriously i have infamous first light pre-ordered and i better be able to play it tonight.

TasukiStaff

#21

Tasuki said:

Ok guys just a friendly reminder, I know we are upset but I don't want to see language like the other day. I will be watching so consider this a warning.

TOMBOY25

#22

TOMBOY25 said:

@get2sammyb and you think you won't be busy cleaning up comments if it does happen.....the rage will be UNBEARABLE.

i don't think poor Tasuki will be able to keep up if this takes all day again.

FullbringIchigo

#24

FullbringIchigo said:

these guys need to get a life they are just a bunch of losers with nothing better to do except try to spoil everyone elses fun

ShogunRokAdmin

#27

ShogunRok said:

Yeah I can't get on either. At first I thought Sony must have went ahead with the maintenance, but apparently not.

Like what's been said above, if the PSN buckles when Destiny comes out, there will be absolute hell to pay. Won't even be worth the mental trauma of seeing what people are saying online.

Zephyr123

#28

Zephyr123 said:

is this have to do anything with the problem i have right now? i cant turn my playstation at all it stopped at the ps sign and when i restart the whole thing it gave me another error when i accept the term and con "Error:ce-32911-6

::(

Adzy_ps4

#30

Adzy_ps4 said:

Glad they're doing it now because like someone said, there's some big games coming out. It would of hurt everyone more then. I'd rather be without my ps4 for a week than touch an Xbox so it doesn't bother me, we always have the best system to get back too :)

ZeD

#31

ZeD said:

Wait a second - It is 4:30pm in the UK. You lot should be in WORK! Aghhhh!

Splat

#32

Splat said:

Can we not have Fanboy wars please? I have all ready pretty much gave up on posting on Nintendo Life because of that.

mitcHELLspawn

#34

mitcHELLspawn said:

Wow lol. So much hate for xbox on an article that has absolutely nothing to do with xbox. I'll never understand some people... you do realize that Playstation wouldn't be anywhere near as great as it is without xbox, right? Competition is what gives consumers bigger and better things. Vice versa with xbox and Playstation. I wish fanboyism would die a violent death.

mitcHELLspawn

#35

mitcHELLspawn said:

On another note... my copy of metro redux is on its way to my house, should have it within the hour and I am Hella excited.

get2sammybAdmin

#36

get2sammyb said:

Yeah, there really is no need to bring Xbox into this. I know it's natural to compare and contrast everything, but competing platforms have very little to do with this article. There's maybe a discussion to be had about why Sony is getting singled out or why Xbox Live seems better equipped to deal with these issues, but even then, I'm not sure it's particularly constructive right now.

Munkyknuts

#37

Munkyknuts said:

Sigh.....if we start getting snarled up with a sea of people who only signed on to whine and complain then I'm just checking out of it all.

Munkyknuts

#40

Munkyknuts said:

@mitcHELLspawn well said sir. The fanboy rubbish is ridiculous....competition makes you strong...running unopposed fosters laziness. Any of the console makers crashing and burning doesn't benefit the rest of them. I don't tolerate snarling petty hatred based on colour or creed...certainly not suffering it based on bickering over gaming.

Adzy_ps4

#42

Adzy_ps4 said:

@mitcHELLspawn you're kidding right? You could say that about the Xbox, with the PlayStation Xbox wouldn't be half the consol it is. From eyetoy and move being the trolled idea for kinect to the fact you slagged off Blu-ray and are now paying us rights to use it lol. Ps4 is still the best consol with the best games and the most effort put into the amazing details. Xbox is just a fancy show off pc/TV digital box haha PlayStation never needed nor ever will need competition.

Munkyknuts

#44

Munkyknuts said:

@Adzy_ps4 if you don't see why competition is important you're a narrow minded and misguided soul and there is no point in engaging with you. You're missing the point.

mitcHELLspawn

#45

mitcHELLspawn said:

@Adzy_ps4 lol.. clearly you can't read very well.. I said and vise versa with xbox and Playstation. Obviously I meant competition works both ways are you serious? Lol I'm sitting here saying how stupid being a fan boy is and all you're doing is making fan boys such as yourself look even worse. Lol. Too funny.

mitcHELLspawn

#47

mitcHELLspawn said:

@Munkyknuts haha agreed. Ugh this subject gets me so angry sometimes! I don't understand how anyone could not see how important competition is in ANY business practice lol.

Munkyknuts

#49

Munkyknuts said:

@mitcHELLspawn some people just don't get it...they root for a side or a team and don't see that if there were not other sides and other teams it's all just pointless.

SuperSilverback

#50

SuperSilverback said:

FF14 just arrived in the post today. Debating if i should leave it a couple of weeks to see if things settle down first or not.

mitcHELLspawn

#51

mitcHELLspawn said:

@Munkyknuts yeah I think a great example of what happens when competition isn't at its peak is the launch of the ps3 and the launch of the xbox one. In both cases Sony and Microsoft were far too cocky believing that they were in a dominant position and didn't need to worry about the competition, and we have seen just how great competition can be by correcting the course of those consoles. Do we really think xbox would have reversed all those policies if Sony hadn't wiped the floor with them at e3? No. Do we really think Sony would have dropped the price of the ps3 and given us ps+ if the Xbox 360 wasn't doing so great early on? I mean it's just obvious. But yeah that's all I'm gonna say on the subject. I can't keep letting people's crazy opinions upset me hahah.

Munkyknuts

#52

Munkyknuts said:

@mitcHELLspawn yep I rarely get drawn into internet bickering but it happens on occasion....I'm a leaf on the wind going with the flow lol all calm and serene.

Adzy_ps4

#54

Adzy_ps4 said:

@mitcHELLspawn You do realize that Playstation wouldn't be anywhere near as great as it is without xbox, right?

How so? Sony spent years in the backroom bringing in the best game developers, they both pretty much have the same hardware and the only reason it was cheaper was that it didn't need a camera or use a camera to sell it. The point is Sony haven't copied the Xbox or needed it's competition lol its 100% the other way around and always has been. Even before e3.

danny2kd

#55

danny2kd said:

Is it also affecting online gaming this time? Im always connected just very rarely play online. Im old school like that haha

JamieF1

#56

JamieF1 said:

@get2sammyb I know this information is pretty trivial, but apparently the attacks are, or at least were by someone known as 'Famedgod' on twitter and Lizardsquad was just taking the credit for it. But nonetheless, it's still pathetic for these attacks to be happening.

Thankfully, once I got home from work, I haven't experienced any issues.

Mrskinner

#61

Mrskinner said:

Oh dear how boring is the fanboy rants. I love my ps4, it's great. But why do we have these conversations on every thread. Makes me not want to log in and read. Pathetic.

Alpha

#62

Alpha said:

@TOMBOY25
I cant sign in on my Sega Dreamcast either.... wait a minute. lol

@get2sammyb
Do you think Sony learned from GTA Online and the multiple attacks and breaches on their network? Because when Destiny comes out im just expecting the whole system to just collapse. Or do you think that this "LizardPeople" or whatever they call themselves, is gonna actually do this again when Destiny is released? because they did this to multiple things including Microsoft, Blizzard and a Vatican Server i heard.

All in all I hope they are brought to justice because what they are doing is wrong. People pay for this stuff like PS+ and Subscription based things like Playstation Now (in the future) and FFXIV online. Ive been playing Final Fantasy VIII on my Vita and PS3 for awhile, when im home i do it on the PS3, but i need to be signed in on my ps3 and my vita. i need internet and to be signed in on just my vita to copy stuff. this just messes with it. Bad. RANT Over

Casey55

#64

Casey55 said:

Cheers Munkyknuts il have another go as It wasn't having non of it earlier this afternoon.

Casey55

#66

Casey55 said:

Sweet I'm on shame I got work in few hours and should be getting me head down. Sleep when I'm dead lol

soracloud28

#68

soracloud28 said:

Here in central US i signed on a few hours ago and it immediately said under maintenance(ps4). After an hour or so of playing offline i turned it iff and back on snd signed in, no problems since. Played a few matches online in Injustice: Gods Among Us.

thedevilsjester

#72

thedevilsjester said:

@Adzy_ps4 I disagree. Sony has an amazing track record (the PS1 selling over 100 million vs 30 million of its competitors) without Microsoft as part of the ecosystem. The PS2 launched (also before the time of Xbox), and went on to sell 155 million units (to to 20-30 million of its competitors). The PS2 hardware was designed, and released, before Xbox (it had a year on it) and was designed with many "modern" features like a HDD, Networking, and downloadable game updates in mind. I would argue that Sony would do just fine without Microsoft. Sure it pushes them in a few directions that are definitely beneficial (thanks for the Trophies idea!), but to say that the PlayStation would not be anywhere without Microsoft is just hyperbole.

Gamer83

#73

Gamer83 said:

Why is there a fee for this service again? PS Plus was great when it started, but has been starting to show cracks and having it be required for online is even more ridiculous now considering how often PSN is down for whatever reason.

banacheck

#74

banacheck said:

Didn't know about this online has been fine for me, PS4.

(Do you think Sony learned from GTA Online)

Why would Sony need to be learning from GTA Online? Surely you mean RockStar.

Madd_Hatter401

#75

Madd_Hatter401 said:

@TOMBOY25 i also have an Xbox one.. good for you being an open minded consumer lol. Love the brass coming on a Sony fan site and announcing you also enjoy the competition god for bid.

BL_Donth

#76

BL_Donth said:

I was just playing on the PS3 and I was connected to the network without any issues. Haven't booted up the PS4 since this morning so I'm not sure about that.

thedevilsjester

#78

thedevilsjester said:

@Tasuki let what go? A user made a comment and I responded that its hyperbole (with some facts to support my case). That's hardly the argument of the century! I am not holding on to anything (which implies more than one interaction). Your attempt to keep peace in the comments is laudable but misplaced.

gr8apeb8

#80

gr8apeb8 said:

So in the spirit of the fan boy posts all I have to say is. " my copy of Tiger electronics handheld Double Dragon has never ever once been hacked. Stupid nex gen consoles. Bring the double A's and tiger rules the day!." so there while we are at it let's all drop trow and see who's sporting the biggest baby baster. Hackers need to do something truly constructive, instead of attacking online networks for video games, they should maybe use some of those skills outing criminals, or taking down racist websites and other spawning pools of hate. Also yay destiny countdown started.

TasukiStaff

#82

Tasuki said:

So apparently I just tried to log onto World or Warcraft and I can't due to DDoS attacks. I wish they would hurry up and catch the fools doing this.

thedevilsjester

#83

thedevilsjester said:

@Tasuki the problem is that you are making an unfounded assumption that that will happen and its not your job to police the comments section. In fact I would say that your comment to me, instructing me on what I should say and reply to, is just as disruptive as the argument that you assume will spring from my original comment.

hadlee73

#84

hadlee73 said:

@Splat
Agreed. I left Gamespot a while ago for the same reason and found a nice home on Push Square. It got so bad over there you had to sift through 20-30 messages before finding a sensible one, lol

TasukiStaff

#85

Tasuki said:

@thedevilsjester: I am not making any assumptions I am basing the fact that Sammy has said several times to knock off the PS VS Xbox stuff granted it was not directed to you but it was directed at the person you were commenting too. It's just a case of letting sleeping dogs lie.

Now I wont continue this discussion with you any longer if you wish to discuss it or your thoughts please use the contact from I linked above, as you are right this is derailing the thread.

Demi_God

#86

Demi_God said:

@Splat come on man, it's all entertainment, you should participate in them also. Put it this way, if microsoft decides to make another console after this one (which I highly doubt, they will break off the division and license out pieces) I will side with that console if it's better. I'm like a console slut. O.o

Console wars, fanboy wars, everything is entertainment, you must participate in them and enjoy the misery of others. I do at least and I'm not afraid to admit it. bahahahahaha

Gamer83

#87

Gamer83 said:

Really don't see what's so wrong about mentioning Xbox at all. Like XBL, PSN is now a paid for service and it simply isn't up to par with the competition. Sony has made great strides in this sector since the early PS3 days but as far along as its come, it still seems like there's something ridiculous going on with PSN every couple weeks. Even Nintendo doesn't have this many issues. Now if it was still a free service that's one, it's annoying but a little easier to deal with (as long as they're letting personal information get compromised). A paid-for service, I expect better than this. Can only imagine what will happen if this nonsense overlaps with the launch of Destiny.

Godsire-

#88

Godsire- said:

I would love to be put in a room with no windows, cameras, or witnesses w/ these hackers......alone.......for about 20 min.

I guarantee they wouldn't want to hack anything ever again. I hate hackers. Bunch of gutless punks.

please watch the language -Tasuki-

TasukiStaff

#89

Tasuki said:

@Gamer83: You do realize that this kind of attack could have happened to Microsoft as well, but for whatever reasons the hackers didn't go after MS. Several other companies were attacked by these guys, Blizzard, and League of Legends were victims too, so I hardly can see how XBL is better in this instance then PSN.

N711

#90

N711 said:

@hadlee73 I agree I don't really want to see fan wars going on here (even from disguised fanboys). I find it normal to see PS fans on a PS site just like xbox fans on xbox site etc. If I was on an xbox site bragging about PS4 I would call myself a fanboy but I'm not

Gamer83

#91

Gamer83 said:

@Tasuki

Just going based off my experiences with both services. Regardless of why it's happening or who's causing the issues. There's always an excuse for Sony though. People defended the idiots for losing customer's personal information during the hack of 2011 so nothing surprises me when it comes to sticking up for wonderful and perfect in every way Sony.

GHO5T-08-12-80

#92

GHO5T-08-12-80 said:

What is this lizard squads problem what is there end game if they have skills with a cpu then use it for something constructive try goin outside you freaks and leave us gamers alone we aint harming anyone jeez wish a could swear on here

LDXD

#94

LDXD said:

Anyone else worried about destiny? It comes out on the 9th
This is just one reason why always online is a bad thing!

Gamer83

#95

Gamer83 said:

@LDXD

I'm definitely reconsidering my pre-order. The beta was great and there's nothing really wrong with the game but I don't love the idea of useless $60 game should the internet f up. I'm thinking it may be best to wait until December and see how things are going.

Sony is partly to blame here too. The never ending nonsense with PSN doesn't instill confidence.

LDXD

#96

LDXD said:

@Gamer83 yeah I was on the fence about it anyway because I just recently seen that they have dlc already coming out in Nov and I think Feb
So that's more cash I'm gonna have to come up with plus it makes it seem like the $60 game isn't that big. Now with this happening I may cancel my pre order as well, I'm like 50/50 at the moment
There's just to many other games I want from October on

Gamer83

#97

Gamer83 said:

@LDXD
I'm thinking of flipping the pre-order over to Alien Isolation, problem is that game is still very much a question mark. I really do think Destiny will be great, the beta proved it, the problem is it's a 'when it works' kind of deal. The lack of an offline singleplayer campaign is ridiculous.

LDXD

#98

LDXD said:

@Gamer83 alien isolation does look good so does the evil within. Then there's drive club, tropico 5, Lords of the Fallen , far cry 4 , and dragon age inquisition. All these games I may get the last 4 I mentioned is pretty much a definite buy and they all come out in the next few months
alien isolation and the evil within will have to wait for reviews first for me, but so far they both look great

thedevilsjester

#99

thedevilsjester said:

@Tasuki you seem to have an issue with reading comprehension and jumping to unfounded conclusions. There is nothing at all in my reply that is "Xbox vs PlayStation" nor was there in the comment I replied to. The topic specifically was where would PlayStation be today if Microsoft wasn't in the market; which is a completely different topic that has nothing to do with what one may feel about a particular console or loyalty to a brand. Your derailing the topic to try and instruct me on what I can comment on, is a far worse disturbance. If we can't profess our opinion on something a user says other than. "I totally agree!" Then what is the point in the reply functionality of the comments section? Making a single reply saying "I disagree, here is why" is hardly the makings of a heated argument.

Demi_God

#100

Demi_God said:

bah, whatever. Sony did an excellent job countering this and that's all there is to it.

thedevilsjester

#102

thedevilsjester said:

@Tasuki My final warning for what? And who are you to be giving final warnings? You do realize that you (also) continue to message me through comments, even after you said that you would not anymore. Why not take a bit of your own advice if its so important to you? I did nothing wrong, I made a harmless comment on another users post and you began accosting me for it, for no reason at all. You need to stop and take a chill pill, maybe police posts that actually cause a disruption.

get2sammybAdmin

#103

get2sammyb said:

@thedevilsjester Tasuki is a moderator here, so please let's not continue this line of discussion. He's politely asked you to end this ongoing conversation, so please can we drop it now.

Thank you.

thedevilsjester

#105

thedevilsjester said:

@get2sammyb ok, though I am not sure I even know why he started in on me. I didnt use any bad language, I didn't insult anyone, I wasn't in an ongoing argument back and forth, I just made one simple comment/reply and your over zealous moderator decided he didn't like me.

wittypixel

#107

wittypixel said:

I wish I could hear the discussions taking place in light of the DDoS attack. I'm really curious how Sony is reacting to this. Is there an official word about there response?

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