The official PlayStation blog is carrying
a slight update on the recent total failure of the PlayStation Network:
We sincerely regret that PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been suspended, and we are working around the clock to bring them both back online. Our efforts to resolve this matter involve re-building our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure. Though this task is time-consuming, we decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security.
We thank you for your patience to date and ask for a little more while we move towards completion of this project. We will continue to give you updates as they become available.
This outage has proven to be especially bad timing, affecting the launch of both Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat on the PlayStation 3.
Sony is blaming an external intrusion
, though no other details are available. Speculation abounds that Anonymous is involved, but there's no confirmation yet (and in the comments here, natslovR has pointed out that "they" have said it's not them, for whatever that is worth). promoted/edited forum item