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On Monday, the Japanese electronics giant said it is keeping its PlayStation Network videogame service offline indefinitely following a hacking attack it now says may have compromised user’s information.

To ensure the network’s integrity, Sony said it is currently rebuilding the service, which connects more than 75 million PlayStation customers over the Internet, letting them play videogames and chat together. “This is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly,†Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold said in a blog post.

Sony is still investigating the “external intrusion†that forced the electronics giant to shut down its network last Wednesday. In an email, the company also said it is also trying to figure out if any personal information, such as credit card numbers, may have been compromised in the attack.
    
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This is a huge mess, Sony's really in for it on this one.
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Lol @ the title.

Sensationalism at its best.
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LOL almost a week offline they finally level with everyone and say, sorry, we let someone get all your information. BS PSN is going to be down for weeks, if not months
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Lol @ the title.

Sensationalism at its best.
LOL, how is that sensationalism, sony themselves said they are shutting down psn indefinitely...
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I haven't used my PS3 in months (brother has it), but this doesn't affect Netflix streaming does it? That is just wifi/internet and doesn't need PSN right?
   
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I cant wait to tell my friend the bad news.
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LOL, how is that sensationalism, sony themselves said they are shutting down psn indefinitely...
They said it should take up to a week.
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