The Sony PlayStation Network is down worldwide

Pierluigi Paganini January 04, 2016

The Sony PlayStation Network is down, it is the first major issue suffered on a global scale in 2016.  Sony acknowledges the problems.

The PlayStation Network is down worldwide. I’m just back home trying to play with my son when I had the ugly surprise. It is the first massive outage of the year, I searched for information on the Internet and I have found that all the users are suffering the same problem.

Like many other users, I’m receiving an error message saying that the PSN is currently “undergoing maintenance”.

The PlayStation Network online service allows users to access online features of many games and to the official store.

Sony confirmed that the network was “experiencing issues” and its status page showed that the problems were affecting all of its major services, the company hasn’t provided further details on the problem.

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Play Station Network also suffered technical issues over the Christmas period, some users reported difficulties in authenticating the online services.

Last year hackers belonging to the hacking group of the Lizard Squad took down at Christmas the online networks of both Microsoft Xbox Live and PlayStation network (PSN) highlighting security issues affecting the services of Sony and Microsoft.

This year another group known as Phantom Squad announced its intention to ruin Christmas for gamers. Phantom Squad also said that both platforms are vulnerable to attacks, and they add that they were able to take down Xbox live during the weekend.

At the time I was writing, the Sony’s “Network Service Status” confirmed the problems suffered by users accessing the Sony platform.

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The Sony Play Station network is down, including the PlayStation 3 and 4 and web services.

What is happening?

Stay Tuned!

Pierluigi Paganini

(Security Affairs – Sony PlayStation Network is down, gaming)

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