Sony PSN misses restoration deadline, SOE games still down due to a third attack? [Updated]

PlayStation Network is down
PlayStation Network is down

Update: Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold told VentureBeat that the news circulating that PSN and SOE might not return until May 31 is falsely informed. He said that such reports stem from an inaccurate Bloomberg report posted over the weekend. "There is no accuracy to that report," Seybold told VentureBeat. "We're focused on ensuring the security of the network before bringing the services back online."

And yes, SOE massively multiplayer games and Facebook games are still down, too. Mashable reports that Sony's PlayStation Network missed its promised restoration deadline, within a week of an announcement made eight days ago. Sony shut down both its PSN network in response to an intrusion made on about April 20, and later SOE followed as a result of another intrusion. During the invasion, over 100 million players' account information has been reported stolen along with possibly 2.2 million credit card numbers. However, Gamesindustry.biz reports that the network might not come back until May 31, and the extended shut down time could be thanks to a third attack made over the weekend.


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