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PSN DDoS Attack Countered, Scheduled Maintenance Delayed

In the past couple of days, PlayStation Network users were caught up in waves of DDoS attacks that were being pointed towards the servers. Multiple games were hit and tons of users suffered from it.

However, it now seems like Sony has finally countered the PSN DDoS attack and wishes to make up for the lost hours.

The servers were up for a downtime owning to a scheduled maintenance that was due for today, but apparently the maintenance session has been cancelled.

Announcement was made by Serum Lake who is the Moderation Specialist at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe though a tweet on his profile. The news about delay in the maintenance run has also been confirmed by PlayStation Europe’s official Twitter profile.

The official statement provided by Sony with regards to the PSN DDoS attacks claimed that although they had been impacted to some extent, the personal data of users was safe:

Like other major networks around the world, the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network have been impacted by an attempt to overwhelm our network with artificially high traffic. Although this has impacted your ability to access our network and enjoy our services, no personal information has been accessed.

That is not all, the hackers, who refer to themselves as the LizardSquad, went on to claim that there were explosives on a plane that John Smedley was travelling on.

FBI is currently in on the matter and an investigation is being undertaken to get to the root of the problem and bring to justice the hackers involved.

How were you affected by the PSN DDoS attack?