Updated: PC World reports that SCE in Tokyo spokesman Satoshi Fukuoka has said that Sony hasn’t determined whether or not the personal information or credit card numbers of PSN users were endangered in the attack on the PlayStation Network, but did say that Sony would inform users quickly if they were.
Original Story: Sony has issued another update about the PlayStation Network’s status, but again, has given no update about when gamers can expect an end to the outage for PSN and Qriocity services.
On the PlayStation.Blog, Sony issued the following statement:
I know you are waiting for additional information on when PlayStation Network and Qriocity services will be online. Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time.
As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly. We’ll keep you updated with information as it becomes available. We once again thank you for your patience.
The PlayStation Network has been offline since Wednesday, when Sony claims an “external intrusion” caused them to make the decision to take PSN and Qriocity services offline. In a previous update, Sony said they were strengthening their network infrastructures and rebuilding their systems — a process which they described as “time consuming” and asked for “a little more while” to complete that process.
PSX Extreme claims that they called Sony and were given an estimate of two to five days, with Tuesday being the earliest and next weekend being the latest. However, no official time frame has been announced by Sony.
If there are any updates, we’ll keep you posted.
Nick’s Take: I know that PlayStation gamers out there are undoubtedly frustrated by the wait for PSN to come back online, but they have to remember that a stronger, safer PSN is better for everyone. The wait is a major inconvenience, but knowing that the PSN is more secure against outside attacks is a reassurance that should make the wait worthwhile. I don’t know if the estimate PSX Extreme claims to have received is accurate and can only hope that the end of the outage is coming sooner rather than later.
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