Monday, 25 August 2014

Down for "Maintenance"


Image from gamesided.com
God, this is worse than the time that Dominos got hacked and everyone knew that my favorite topping wasn't a type of meat!

Confusing news today, as the Playstation Network was hacked by a group who claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter. Sony's online service was down yesterday, but many people thought that Sony's scheduled Monday maintenance had just started it early, as a message came up on PSN saying that the service was "down for maintenance". However, don't panic, as no information was compromised, according to the Sony blog, and the service is back on, with the scheduled maintenance postponed until a later date. Don't worry, no one will know that you watched Magic Mike.

Anyways, the motivations behind this attack are unclear. On their Twitter page, the group claim a variety of reasons, from being taking over by notorious hackers Anonymous to claiming that Sony is a "greedy" company. A Sony spokesperson has told BBC News that the FBI are looking into the attack, so this attack could be on any scale. Blizzard's Battle.net service has also been attacked too, the company confirmed, leading to online problems for games like new release Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition, while big MMOs like League of Legends, RuneScape, Eve Online and Guild Wars 2 were all attacked. Microsoft's Xbox Live service is also expected to be attacked soon. Still, no data has been compromised, so everyone's safe. Looks like we'll just have to go outdoors!

What do you guys think? What was the reason behind these attacks? Tell us in the comments below!

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