Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) lost control of its PlayStation Network yesterday, presumably to hackers. It said at the time that the data of members was safe. Sony says the system is now back online, according to a blog post from the company:
UPDATE: The PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network are back online and people can now enjoy the services on their PlayStation devices. The networks were taken offline due to a distributed denial of service attack. We have seen no evidence of any intrusion to the network and no evidence of any unauthorized access to users’ personal information.
In light of today’s issue, the networks will not undergo the regularly scheduled maintenance, which was planned for Monday, August 25. We will provide an update shortly for when the maintenance will be rescheduled.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by this issue. Thanks for your patience and support.
It is not clear what “support” Sony got during the down time.