Following Attacks, PSN Maintenance for PS3 and PS4 Rescheduled for Today

Maintenance will take place today from 9:40 AM to 4:50 PM PDT.

A DDos attack over the weekend forced Sony to delay Monday's previously planned PlayStation Network maintenance, and now it's been rescheduled. The maintenance will take place today, August 28, from 9:40 AM to 4:50 PM PDT. That's about seven hours.

During the maintenance period, Sony will deploy a "series of back-end improvements" to the PSN, the company says in a post on the PlayStation Support website.

If you have signed into the PSN on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 any time since August 23, you'll be able to continue playing games and accessing apps like Netflix during the maintenance period without issue. However, the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home, and Account Management will not be available during the maintenance period today.

"We thank you for your patience and support and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause," Sony said.

A group of hackers took responsibility over the weekend for launching a DDoS attack on the PSN, though no personal information was compromised, Sony says. The same group that targeted the PSN also claimed responsibility for the bomb threat that made American Airlines ground a flight Sunday carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley. The FBI is currently investigating the case.

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Discussion

116 comments
negativeions
negativeions

Sony's service will only get better because of this.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

I'm sick of their "maintenances" (which they should refund threefold), when they will improve their shite service? 

kkdrummer
kkdrummer

every month Sony holds a long maintenance like this...really old school set up they have...

maximo
maximo

Wow. More problems for Sony PS4 owners. I'm lucky enough not to own one! I have a Xone and I love it


All the best guys.

mr_ned_flanders
mr_ned_flanders

Online service hacking was annoying as long as no personal info was compromised, but bomb threats? Even if it's fake, its going a bit too far. Kudos to Sony for giving some serious attention to this case and even bringing the FBI in.

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

It's all good; take care of this Sony-- before September 9th and you won't have to hear too much whining.

playstationzone
playstationzone

Well every consle and xboxlive should be free what point paying that online not save anymore.

maybe if did maintenance before last weekend i bet we wont have this troubles.

kavarez
kavarez

Playstation Plus + E3 + EA = scam?

jnw93
jnw93

I hope we get free games again

and make sure they are 100% free not PS + sub games

carloft
carloft

my brother is playing right now online on gta V and i cant even logg into the website or on my ps3 and he did just fine da eff is going on to my account

chriswilkes509
chriswilkes509

I hope that Sony computer entertainment america fixes the problem 

XxXeroxX
XxXeroxX

I wish hackers would just muck up EA's servers and everything that EA represents. 

::shakes cane:: F the power! 

nameaprice
nameaprice

Dang those hackers are REALLY mad at Sony :P

electrichobo99
electrichobo99

The anus-licking squad should have done something to punish Sony directly instead of doing something that impacted gamers. Sure, I guess announcing a fake bomb threat inconvenienced the Sony exec, but the act was entirely ignoble. Hopefully the Feds lay the smack down on these crackhead hackers. Lizard Squad approves of attacking services with technological acumen, but clearly hates technology used to unite us. Also, if they do game, I imagine that their trophy count/gamerscore is hacked to produce artificial results. Nice job guys

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Umm GS, I would like to get a confirmation if Beyond: Two Souls is coming to PS4. If it does, then I'll look into it since I never play it on PS3.

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

Someone needs to launch a DoE attack on those hackers:  Denial of Existence.

orangesonic
orangesonic

@playstationzone  man... didnt undertand... i tried but i failed... LOL


did u use google to translate your native language to english?... dont do that... it doesnt work very well

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

Why? Did you have any personal info stolen? Was the network down for a month? Tons of other networks went down due ddos attacks that day, including xbox live. Some regions were affected, some weren't. Welcome to the internet age.

tonedaddy76
tonedaddy76

@jnw93 Better yet, just give out PS store credit. Makes people happy, people can buy what they want, and Sony gets it all back. A "win-win" for everybody.

blackace
blackace

@chriswilkes509 I hope they add addition security to their network. Spend those extra millions to keep the hackers away from our personal information.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator moderator

@nameaprice from their statement (the hackers) they just want to say "PC Master Race", since that was their motive

Slim_Lyrics
Slim_Lyrics

@nameaprice At this point i don't even think its because of some supposed wrong that they believe Sony has done, i think they're are just doing it for the lulz.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

It's coming. I'm not sure when, but I enjoyed it on the ps3. Not the most challenging game, but it's a great experience none the less.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

They did. You might notice it said, no personal information was compromised.

blackace
blackace

@buddy18054 @guydude3412 They are doing maintenance now. Won't be over until 4:50PM PDT. Won't effect me since I won't be home from work until 7:00PM PDT.

maximo
maximo

@mjonk2pc all the reported problems with the PS4 hardware and PSN. Just do some simple research!

ima_flyguy
ima_flyguy

You are aware x1 got hit with ddos attack as well and they have network problems occasionally too? Remember destiny beta? Also Sony is a victim of its own success it's a target now because of its massive success. And the maintenance is improving the service every time they do it.

analgrin
analgrin

@maximo @mjonk2pc 

Maximo have you even done any "research" into XB1 hardware and network problems??? Think you need to because you'll find just as many people having trouble on your console of choice. Not to mention the whole 720p scandal on your more expensive machine. What is it you paid extra for exactly???

maximo
maximo

@analgrin @maximo @mjonk2pc  I think you are getting a bit defensive about this, but it might be understandable given the current problems widely exhibited on the PS platforms.


Once again, good luck!

windyrectum
windyrectum

" all these problems" what problems? Four days ago my playstation wouldn't get online for an hour and a half. Prob twelve hours for some. If you do nothing but sit on your couch every day and play all day seven days a week do nothing else then yes I can see how that'd deter you. But if you think that stuff doesn't happen to Microsoft your a silly fanboy