PlayStation Network Restoration In 'Final Stages' of Testing; Sony Details Free Identity Theft Protection Plan

Expected to return sometime this week, Sony's PlayStation Network is still offline. But a spokesman for the PlayStation maker says the team responsible for reviving online play and other network services to the PlayStation 3 and PSP has reached "an important step towards restoring" online functionality. » 5/05/11 8:00pm 5/05/11 8:00pm

Sony Confirms 'External Intrusion' Is Behind PSN Outage

Sony has acknowledged that the outage, since late Wednesday, of PlayStation Network is due to "an external intrusion on our system." Patrick Seybold, PlayStation's top spokesman, said the service was taken offline "to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network… » 4/22/11 11:25pm 4/22/11 11:25pm