Sony's Yoshida: PSN Is Attacked By Hackers Every Day

Game Informer - The holiday joy of unwrapping a new console was ruined for many when Microsoft and Sony were hit with crippling attacks that downed both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network just as players were trying to download updates or jump online with friends. Sony president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida says these attacks happen more than you may think.

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Aloy-Boyfriend3330d ago (Edited 3330d ago )

For the most part, PSN works fine for me. I can play Multiplayer with my friends with no issues, and I can find anything I want on the store. That's all that matters. It sucks they have to be attacked everyday by scums to try to ruin it for everyone. That Christmas DDoS was really bad and was nothing to be proud or make fun of.

It's time to farm some servers as well and improve security. Hopefully that article wasn't kidding about the 3 gaming gods working together to avoid another DDoS or hack. stupid hackers!

Maddens Raiders3330d ago (Edited 3330d ago )

So true everything you said, especially the part about ruining Christmas for a lot of people -- yeah that is truly something to be proud of /s. They are truly scum of the earth.

Sony should invest in making their network among the strongest and soundest in the world. It will probably take hundreds of millions but maybe they can do it. With all the new people coming online combined with the existing user base, it has to be a whale of a job to manage globally.

imt5583329d ago (Edited 3329d ago )

DDos attack is NOT A HACK ATTACK! It is difficult to defend from it!

Quote from Yoshida :

"We have a partner company we work with, and we always update the new ways the attacker might deploy, so it is a constant battle."


Relientk773330d ago

I can't believe there's people out there that have nothing better to do, than constantly attack PSN, or Xbox Live

360ICE3330d ago

One has to wonder what could have been done if those guys ran Folding@Home on their PCs instead of DDoS software.

Baka-akaB3330d ago

even bitcoins would be a better use of their time

ginsunuva3329d ago

Well they just set a program with a timer to automatically DDOS for them using their always-on botnet.

So they can sit around and not do anything while it auto-attacks at set intervals.

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen3330d ago

Networks are constantly being bombarded with attacks and attempted breaches all the time. As long as networks encrypt their data and monitor server traffic, companies should be able to mitigate the impact of cyber crime.

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XxSPIDEYxX187d ago

How sweet of Sony to slowly migrate their audience to PC.


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Obscure_Observer354d ago

"Got that one right, Shu!"

Kind of ironic when Sony is focused on GaaS like never before.

Flakegriffin354d ago (Edited 354d ago )

Companies evolve overtime. Sony has implemented themselves in the single player space relatively well. Now they can expand further by doing more all while still giving us single player experiences. Obviously Shu is speaking on GaaS games being the main dominance of the gaming space and if that’s the future then that indeed sucks.

You can have that mindset all while still creating some GaaS titles.

InUrFoxHole354d ago

They have 10 in the works right now.

Crows90354d ago

Absolutely! Man all the freaking gaas games theyve been releasing...wait. Not a single one.

sinspirit354d ago

Did you read? It says "dominated". That word means something.

RedDevils354d ago

They don't want to be Blockbuster, too stubborn to adapt with time.

tagzskie354d ago

kinda ironic when it comes to xbox you xboys can even defeat einstein in explation why its good, when it comes to ps you guys became dumb and dumber..