Sony has confirmed they are experiencing "minor network connectivity issues" across PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Networks. "We're looking into this, thanks for your patience," PlayStation said in a brief update."
these kids are at it again.
jesus sony.. com'n again? fix your damn network properly and infest some of that money in it. paupers
infest You nailed 'em bro!! http://share.gifyoutube.com...
but its not just sony though. blizzard is having network issues as well. and it saids its due to ddos attacks on the authentication page. xbox live is having issues too. everyone is having issues. it was on the morning news. psn and xbox live is what came out from the kcal 9, fox, and ktla. although other games are havng issues but the news reported specifically psn and xbox live along with the hackers. while talking about the soe president, that white bald guy, his flight got re-routed or landed due to hackers messing with the airlines or some crap like that.
Xbox Live has issues? Where? I can't tell. I just played a few rounds of COD and stopped to check the internet on my phone since I was losing. Xbox Live is working like normal here. Hey it's Xbox Live what else do you expect?
^ Doesn't understand what a DDoS attack does.
@funantic1 yea I also have xbox live (gold). it doesn't have any problems at present time. http://news.softpedia.com/n... @lord_sloth u are correct, I do not understand hacks or what a ddos even is. but that's what blizzard said on their page. so does blizzard doesn't know what a ddos attack is? blizzard: 'battle.net game services have been subject to intermittent ddos attacks' also, im just relaying a message that was reported on national news. it also mentioned that no personal information has been compromised. do u know what it does without doing some google search? *the news was reported yesterday early morning while I was eating breakfast. ktla and kcal9.
@Funatic1: At the time of this posting Xbox Live is being messed with as well. http://support.xbox.com/en-... Tired of pseudoanarchists who need to destroy something to feel better about themselves.
PSN working here for me and has all day. Been on Final Fantasy and Last of Us MP most of the day. Friends are still online.
God man, these guys dont deserve to live. Damn trash of the world.
says this guy...Masterh0ppa jesus sony.. com'n again? fix your damn network properly and infest some of that money in it. paupers #2 0m ago by Masterh0ppa | View comment it's not micrsoft servers that is the issue here... blizzard their servers beeing attacked.. #6.4.1 1d ago by Masterh0ppa | View comment purely blizzard servers.. nothing to do with xbox live.. get your facts straight before posting nonsens. #1.3.1 1d ago by Masterh0ppa | View comment edit 2: how masterhoppa conducts arguments: bla bla pimpelboy.. it's all facts.. sony is just freaking pathetic with this shit.. fix it alrdy.
Yeah Masterhoppa is either a Micro employee or a little 13 year old, Halo, Micro worshipper that knows nothing.
Bunch of no name hackers. Hope they find each and every one of them, and charge them with terrorism. This is ridiculous.
I guess people forgot about a few years ago when their connection was shut down for about a month. It barely lasted a day. Good job by sony in my opinion compared to the last time. These things are going to happen.
Last time it was an actual hack not a DDOS.
Last time sony brought the psn down because some people found a way to get to customers data. This is a ddos attack. If anyone doesnt know what a ddos attack is then look it up. You know, you are on the internet.
In fairness, DDOS attacks are a bit more obvious than a back channel hack. Either way, it sucks that people continue to mess with these networks...whether it be Sony, MS, Blizzard, or Riot.
no problem at my end I can connect and and I hadn't disconeted
Hey why is playstation + Offerings not as good as they used to be? Hey, you know the Cost increase for Playstation + is freaking uncalled for..why is Sony increasing the cost's on us? that freaking greedy company...:( Keep it up guys' you are So fighting and helping out "consumer's here"
I had issues all weekend. The fact that I could not play BF4 sucked.
Wasn't there supposed to be a scheduled maintenance 2day?
"Minor"? I dont call being unable to connect since SATURDAY minor. Havent tried in a few hours, but its got me to play my Xbox. Trying out Dishonored on 360.
who knows maybe they'll invest in more data centers if this keep happening but we dont even know its those kids that ddosed before. could just be average network issues.
Calm down people, we have no idea if this is another DDoS attack
They need to update their antivirus subscription, c'mon its only 40 bucks a year.
Oh look, another person with no clue what DDos is.
All I know is something is not right here, customers are paying good money to use the service. Sony need to saddle up and fix the dammed thing.
This sort of attack is hard for any network to combat against. It's why xbl, battle.net, wow, league of legends all had this happen to them too. It's not a hack at all and not hard to learn and it's lots of amateurs attempt this. It's just sending alot of traffic to the sites clogging up the network and preventing others from using it and logging in themselves because of it. That's why it's called a denial of service attack. It's equivalent to hitting refresh on the page a million times by many. There, you just got LEARNED!
I've been gaming (Bf4 Ps3) for 3.5hrs With no problems... Thanks Sony
u don't have disagrees because people don't trust u, they are just salty they can't game online :-) I still can't play mp or go to the store (ps4). but my little brother can and can still.. (ps4) happy gaming :-)
Hope the FBI find these dudes and send them where they belong.
Good thing this is happening now and not in two weeks when Destiny comes out. Hope they catch these hackers and put them in jail with 'real' criminals.
psn is back up on ps4 on my end but for howl ong do gpeople go get the diablo rage going beofre its down again
if i was Sony i would shut down all servers and lock any non security people from going in or out of the server area's and rebuild any and all servers start brand new and require to have all and i do mean all past present and future PS3, PS4 and playstation Vita's to pass through a live network chat reg. conformation of your system's ID code on a chip level that places a encrypted salt hash encryption on said machine on Playstation Networks, if you are trying to bypass PSN+ Encryption with that machine your machine will for ever be banned from PSN by Hash salt encryption on a server level. unless you can break a salted # encryption inside the SOC CPU THUS NO MEMORY MAPPING BY FPGA BOARD because its memory is only on chip and cannot be accessed by outside means cannot be duplicated. and if you try to turn off the chip or try to route around it your system will be banned by default! from the PSN network . thus if you want to get PSN access and keep it all PS3's past have to be sent in with this chip added to the machine if its removed from the machine cannot access PSN. at all, you get your machine back but if you want home brew, you can have it just keep your system as is see how silly that sounds? but yet if Sony took that extreme measure many would be up in freaking arms about it! but Sony should have better Security right?
They should hire you. You make it seem so easy, hell even the pentagon should hire you and government institutions like Banks that have all been hacked or intruded upon at one point or another. Putting all blame on Sony is ridiculous. What dont ppl understand? No institution or company is invincible against ddos attacks or hackers, if they really want you idc who you are they will cause havok!!!!!
@tlougotg bubble up..my point was mainly sarcastic..lol, but you really got the point i think, many just seem to think its So [email protected] easy to prevent attacks but with no real understanding of the problem in security its easy to attack quite a bit harder to defend the systems against a breach. or in the case of DDos its the amount of network traffic your system can handle..if its large data center's than of course routing the incoming requests to other servers will help avoid not completely stop...the increase traffic. 100% no company is immune, security is like layers of swiss cheese over lapping each other several layers..there is always going to be holes in every layer..you can only prevent attack's not stop them and no security is 100 % fool proof, and my above adding a chip security flaw also has a weakness. But many here i think if they thought about it could figure out a way to bypass the security flaw.
I completely agree. Maybe those who still don't understand what a DDoS is will understand it this way: Imagine every zombie movie you've ever seen. Usually, a few survivors get trapped in a building. (The building represents the servers of an online network, the zombies represent the DDoS attack) As the survivors inside of the building do everything they can to try to keep the zombies outside, more zombies approach the building. At first, there are 1000 zombies. After 10 hours, 10,000 zombies banging on the walls and the doors of the building. After 10 days, 1,000,000 zombies are outside. The sheer number of bodies pushing against the building cause the doors and walls to begin to buckle. The walls and doors eventually break. Just imagine the rest. And this concludes DDoSing for dummies.
There are strategies to prevent and methods to reduce the affects of DDoS attacks. Clearly Sony is lacking in either prevention or handling of DDoS attacks since they get hit the most and for the longest times.
Really so your assumption is that Microsoft and every other company is getting targeted just as much? Smh Ppl that assume end up looking dumb you dont know why Sony is going through this or if they are being targeted more or more often than other companies.
@Death "There are strategies to prevent and methods to reduce the affects of DDoS attacks. Clearly Sony is lacking in either prevention or handling of DDoS attacks since they get hit the most and for the longest times. " A: There are strategies to prevent and methods to reduce the affects of DDoS attacks. And how much would that take in increase in running more Data server centers and being able to provide the playstation Network users with a cheaper cost in network game playing at the same time. So asking for even more money from Playstation Network user's is the Answer right? B:"Clearly Sony is lacking in either prevention or handling of DDoS attacks since they get hit the most and for the longest times. "" So because Sony cannot buy more Data centers than that makes it ok to keep hammering their network right? and calling out Sony for "Lack of proper security" Hey what if Nintendo got hammered, would you be calling the net work they have as not "secure enough" I mean they have a large surplus of Money yet what about the network they offer? Hmm. Just because people with a freaking axe to grind point out if we keep hammering the network enough it will go down see. So lets say Sony again increases the expense of network upgrade and they still keep doing this type of attack? what then? its clear that just because you can keep breaking down a man or companies door does not mean the security is laxing, esp. when if Sony was to hack the hackers and send in a lil DDos of them selves against those that do that..you do not think Sony could DDos them? with the data service center they have? No because unlike them just because Sony could do so does not mean they will! hell police can batter down any door and hell they have riot tanks with a battering ram to do so does that mean they should go to your fence line and crush it and than say open the hatch and shout out..your security is lacking against a tank! sorry your security cannot stop a tank..better upgrade your fence! person uppgrades the fence and they smash it again with a tank...do you and other's not see the problem?
And you don't know that they aren't getting targeted more. For all we know Sony os targeted less. What we do know is they are impacted by the attacks the most. Sony, Blizzard and Microsoft were target this last weekend. Sony took the longest to recover. Either they are less effective at managinf DDoS attacks or have been the victims of an attack for days longer. One reason they may be victimized longer is because it's easier to do. Neither scenario plays out well. It's complete BS that this happens, but it's also BS that Sony hasn't made it harder for hackers to do. You would think by now they would come up with a better solution. It won't happen untill customers ask them to do it. If people keep excusing this, nothing will change. If you are happy paying and not playing, God bless.
@Joeorc, If this was happening to Ninentdo or Microsoft as much as it is Sony, then yes they would be called out for lack of preventative measures and DDoS management. If a tank knocks down your door? Is that a real possibility where you live? If your house gets broken into over and over again by a thief and your neighbors don't because they have ADT sercurity, who is to blame? Is it the thiefs fault or yours for not having better security? Obviously ADT won't keep a determined thief out, but it will make it harder and in turn make you less of a target. The thief will look for a house with less security. Sony is charging you for their service. It is ultimately their responsibility to ensure it works properly and the information you provide is secure. If they can't keep the network running as well as they should, they will lose customers. If you are happy with Sony's response each time they go down then there is no problem. If you are unhappy you should probably voice your concern instead of excuse it each time.
Forget it Death, these guys will defend Sony until they are blue in the face. It's bad enough they keep dragging MS and XBL into this attack when it was only Diablo III having the real issues. Death is right, if Sony expects you all to pay for their online mandatory service then they should invest in better security to keep their user base confidence high. I would hate to miss a weekend or more of gaming because a group of 15 year olds using their laptops in a Starbucks decided to DDoS Sony servers for fun. Instead of defending Sony, you all as gamers, should be asking Sony why are we paying this much money a year and can't connect to play your games. But instead you all show more passion and anger on MS's timed TR exclusive.
I would say that Sony is not being targeted or affected more than any of the other recipients of Lizard Squad's attention. However, the media immediately jumps on the "PSN is Down" bandwagon because of the 2010 hack and the media circus that became. A second "hack" is major clickbait, while Battle.net having connection issues is really only important to its users.
Anonymous @W0rIdPeace Those having psn problems, try going on now.
It's back up here in California.
Psn gate : Remastered
DDos =/= actual hack
@AndrewLB freaking crap out of your [email protected] Ass, Sony did not lie about it, how many times are we going to keep seeing that claim ? Huh? the credi card info was freaking hash encrypted! and this freaking DDos attack from people who have a hair up their but because some still feel salt over Sony taking their back door away out of the PS3, just shows that the one company that is more open is being the target of attacks vs another company that wants to charge you for every freaking lil thing is the one they really leave alone...Go figure. but for the fact that both companies are in the industry to make money, but out of the two, the one giving out more bang for the buck to the consumer for the hard earned money is the one hackers target? http://www.cisco.com/web/ab... thus to defend you need more server's, is it not the same people bringing up Sony's lack of "Security" also states how poor Sony's company is and how on the verge of going out of Biz they are? but yet it seems when Sony asks for more money, well Sony's service sucks @ss...its freaking pathetic how many gamer's will support a company that is not even a Game company with gaming of its core part of its Company base, but yet choose a non game company in supporting over a real game company like Nintendo and Sony in the Game console market! i mean both Nintendo and Sony out right said Game is a core part of their companies, but Microsoft..yeah well gaming is not a core part of our company but we really support gaming..lmao the funny thing and the most ironic thing is because Sony just maybe cannot spend more money on building more number of data center's right now, that people direct target Sony and outright just keep hammering Sony's network and than have the bright idea to say well there's Sony again, greedy and not paying attention to keep Consumer's information safe again... Yeah this is oh we want more stuff, but Since Sony is now charging we not only want more stuff but they need to spend even more money on security because we are going to keep hammering the network until they do..hey sony added more data center's..lets ddos attack them again, than blast on social media that Sony cannot secure the network like Microsoft can! when Microsoft has 100 times the data servers right? that just shows how good Microsoft's network is vs Sony's right? But gaming wise logging into the same game on both platforms if its multi-plat what is the game play like..yeah that's exactly what i though, i have played on both, and the network play is [email protected] near the same, so with 100 times the network size is it any wonder Microsoft's network is more resistant to a DDos attack?
Xbox still a core part of Microsoft’s business, according to CEO Read more at http://usfinancepost.com/xb... As far as Sony not having the money to improve their online infrastructure, they blew $380 million on Gaikai so they could rent games to you that you may already own instead of working on a backwards compatability solution. What do you think $380,000,000.00 would do for better game servers? What about the money they blew on the Viacom deal to stream tv shows to your PS4 while they were telling gamers they were only focused on games? http://www.nytimes.com/2013... Don't forget the significant investment into Morpheus, http://gamingbolt.com/proje... Yeah, Sony is broke. Why is it they still waste money on non-essential things when they should be using the money to "provide very robust and great online services going forward" like they said they were doing when the announced Plus would be required to play online? http://www.computerandvideo...
Is this even up to date? Because I've been logged in PSN (NA) for 3 hours now on my PS3 and no connection issues yet or am I just lucky?
I understand that the world does not comprise of people that know everything about technical issues such as hacking and ddos attacks. Here is my attempt to help those people that simply choose to do other things than be in highly technical, computer savvy careers understand what the difference is between these two typically (not always) malicious cyber-attacks. Hacking: Today many people use the words "hack", "hacking", or "hacked" as a catch-all word for nefarious doings. What hacking really is: Security systems have been breached and/or a person was able to gain access to information that was not intended for that person. This is a big deal and comes from programming errors that were exploited to gain access to the information. Or sometimes a "hacker" used social engineering to simply get a username and password out of an employee. DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) Attack: This itself is not hacking and nobody is 100% protected by this attack. Here's an attempt at explaining what is going on here: If you go into a restaurant at a time when it isn't busy and there is one *server* taking your order, you get served quickly. Now imagine showing up to that restaurant and there are millions of people there trying to order. You will have to wait a long time to get your order. This is essentially what happens in a DDoS attack where Sony is the restaurant and the millions of people are millions of computers asking Sony for information (not confidential information, just asking for normal website data) at the same time. The only protection against this is the restaurant (Sony) adding additional *servers* (Sony would implement more servers to handle the sheer volume of requests for information), but each new *server* the restaurant adds costs money. This attack is possible because of the fundamental design of the internet. It is also cheaper and easier to acquire control over many unsuspecting people's computers than to simply purchase more servers to handle the load of requests. So the point: DDoS attacks are not issues with a business' security and every website in the WWW is susceptible to one. Your information is still secure (for now), you will just be experiencing connectivity issues when attempting to play online, or a "denial of service". I sincerely hope this helps with anyone that is unfamiliar with the lingo and is scared about their confidential information being leaked into the hands of evil-doers.
Sadly my friend facts, logic and common sense does not relate to people who are deeply invested in the console wars.
Played a few online matches in Tekken tag 2, but couldn't log in the store with my phone. It's a mixed bag atm. Gateway MT6706 2008
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Hackers or not Sony needs to get their **** together. Im tired of lag and error codes every other day when im trying to play I pay $50 a year for this I expect it to work when I want to play.. At least with microsoft I never had nearly as much issues on my 360 and I've only had the ps4 for about a couple months. Fix your network you greedy bastards.
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