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Playstation Network Outage Continues

The Sony PlayStation Network outage went into its fifth day today, with gamers all over the world and the UK failing to log-in to the platform.

The worldwide PSN outage began on Thursday, continuing over the Easter weekend. The company has blamed an outside attack responsible for the severe outage but Anonymous, the hacker group responsible for bringing down Sony websites, has denied any involvement but has claimed that a member might have acted independently.

“We will announce through our websites as soon as there are any updates. We are currently investigating to determine the cause of this outage and are working to restore and maintain the services. Since this is an overall security related issue, we will not be providing further commentary for this case,” the company spokesperson said in a statement (opens in new tab) to CVG.

A Sony executive said in a blog that the company was currently re-building its network in the wake of the attacks. The company also added that it might be a while before the network becomes online. Sony has also said that it would be strengthening the security on the PSN platform.

Meanwhile, according to TG Daily (opens in new tab), Anonymous has claimed that Sony is trying to put the blame on an ‘outside’ attack in a bid to hide the fact that there is something wrong in its own servers.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.