...that the Playstation network has been down. Unless you have your head buried in the sand, or you just don't play video games, you can't have missed that Sony are having a few "challenges" at the moment.
Last week, the Playstation network went down, and was at first thought to be scheduled maintenance on the service. After still being down for a couple of days, people started to ask questions...."is it Skynet?"....."maybe it's hackers?"...."maybe the people of Japan are still struggling after the tens of thousands that died in the Tsunami, and the countries infrastructure, while still in tatters, is taking a while to get back to normal operation levels....maybe that's why PSN is down?".
Regardless, Sony has finally announced that it indeed has been hacked. Who? Where? Why?...are the questions on peoples minds. Gamefreakblog reader cleft Palate has his ideas about why this happened, so pop along and check out what he has to say on his blog.
As with all of my reader contributions.....HIS THOUGHTS AND WORDS ARE HIS OWN OPINION. YOU HEARD, IT'S HIS OPINION. NOT MINE, NOT YOURS.....HIS WORDS!
You can find it right about here!!!
Your thoughts, as always, are appreciated.
*EDIT* I'm going all out to confirm this from a source, but i've just heard this;
"In case anyone was wondering, PSN HAS NOT be shut off due to an attack from anonymous.
What really happened was a custom firmware was released last week that allowed people to basically pirate games, add-on content, etc. from PSN. Once Sony caught wind of this, they shut the system down, and are now rebuilding with a new master key.
Still, the way they are handling it is a bit silly, but then again, it is a free service. They don't owe the majority of you anything."
As soon as I get any news, i'll add it to this post.
*EDIT* Some more details have come to light, regarding custom firmware and credit card details. Check out this link for some more details. I've fired off several emails now seeking details on some of the points raised. As always, as soon as I hear anything i'll post it back up here. Looks like certain concerns have been raised about the way Sony encrypts the data regarding your credit cards.
Look here for the updated news. -s