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.

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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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