The PlayStation Network was DDOS’d earlier today which kicked of certain functions of the system offline. Some users were not able to able the access the PlayStation Store or were not able to sign into their account at all. This has apparently affected all platforms, i.e. PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. It’s important to note that this is not a hack as DDOS disrupts the connection between the console and the network.
However it seems that some users are now able to get online and the network is once again working for them. “PSN is up and running again, just in time for my afternoon coffee,” tweeted one user. Whereas another user was happy that the PSN was back online. These are just a few examples of players who are back online. However a simple twitter search suggests that majority of them are still facing issues.
In the mean time, Sony has suggested a few ways to get your PlayStation online. “Try power cycling your network devices, then try to sign in,” says a tweet from the official PlayStation Support account. Another tweet suggests that “PSN is intermittently working, please keep trying to sign in.”
Hopefully Sony will be able to resolve this issue as soon as possible but at the moment they have no updates on how much time it will take to fix the issue. Stay tuned for more updates regarding this.