Sony has only recently started patching up PlayStation Network after the disastrous breach that brought it down last month but now it seems there are new problems arising. Users have reported running into issues with logging in to the online service. This message was the only thing that greeted them: "An error has occurred. You have been signed out of the PlayStation Network. (80710092)."
Yaster, a member of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's community team, confirmed that "PSN is experiencing a couple of issues with sign in right now, looking into it, in the meantime don't sign out!" This was echoed by another member of the SCEE community team, MusterBuster, who tweeted that Sony engineers are "aware of the issues with PSN and are working on it, sit tight."
Well, it seems Sony's tech team has come through, as there are now reports that users are successfully able to log in to PSN. The most recent update from Yaster is that PSN is now back online and users "should be able to sign in again." Neither community team members gave reasons for the downtime.
Sony is currently in the process of putting the entirety of PSN back online. In response to the April 20 breach, Sony has added tighter security measures to the online service. The company, however, has been quick to note that "no security system is absolutely foolproof."