Sony PlayStation Network Down: Sony Shuts Online Entertainment Games
May 03, 2011 01:20 AM EDT
The Sony PlayStation Network is still down. As the company announced an additional 25 million accounts were hacked bringing the total to 102 million, it also closed its Online Entertainment games. The problems just keep growing for the company.
Now this PlayStation Network hack has affected a wider area of Sony's gaming capabilities. The Online Entertainment games are available on personal computers, Facebook, as well as PS3. Now gamers have lost access to games such as "EverQuest," "Free Realms," and "DC Universe Online," which are three of the most popular.
The FBI and Sony are working together to investigate the "criminal cyber attack" on its San Diego, California data center. Do you believe that the company will be able to protect your data once it gets the PSN back up along with its Online Entertainment games? It has put together a "make good" plan for its online multiplayer games. Will they ever be safe again?
Obviously hacking is an issue when creating user accounts. How much risk are you willing to take to be able to use PSN information with your PS3? Do you think the entire thing will be back online by May 4? It's looking unlikely with each new revelation.