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6 important things about the ongoing PlayStation Network outage that Sony won’t reveal
“Honey, if you keep playing Infamous, you won’t be able to get up in the morning!”
That was me, reminding my wife that we had an early appointment. I’m one of those very lucky geeks who has a wife who’s kind, pretty, and likes video games.
Denise especially likes games on the PS3. For some reason, she’s shunned the Xbox 360 and only sometimes (usually when a new Mario comes out) acknowledges the little Wii’s bare and unloved existence.
She is all about the Playstation 3. She even has her own controller. It’s silver and it’s not to be touched by “boy hands”.
Fortunately, Denise likes single-player games, or she’d have been distraught about the ongoing Playstation Network outage, now entering Day Six.
She is, however, deeply concerned that her trophies won’t update, but I’ve promised (and hope it’s a promise I can keep) that when PSN comes back to life, all the trophies will sync up.
Sony has been disturbingly non-forthcoming. Here are 6 things about the Playstation outage that Sony isn’t sharing with customers:
1. Has credit card and financial data been compromised?
This is the big one. Sony hasn’t indicated what problems they’re facing, and all we have to go on is this statement from the Sony blog:
I know you are waiting for additional information on when PlayStation Network and Qriocity services will be online. Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time.
As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly. We’ll keep you updated with information as it becomes available. We once again thank you for your patience.
2. What actually was the nature of the outage?
Was this an external attack, as BetaNews seemed to imply, or was it something having to do with their infrastructure?
3. What backup and archiving practices are in place at PSN?
Does this outage represent a problem that spans backup history, or is this a current situation where the worst case is they shut everything down and reload from backups?
4. If this is hack-based, have you notified any of your partner companies, who may have information stored on your network?
Sony, like Microsoft, offers a lot of downloadable titles and works with partner companies. At the very least, these partner companies have to load their games onto PSN. But beyond that, are there any network compromises that may filter into the hundreds of partner companies and are they being kept in the loop so they can protect themselves and others?
5. What about shared game data?
There are probably millions of Little Big Planet and LBP2 game shares online. Are those all backed up and secured, or do customers have a chance of losing their cherished more-jumpy-less-thinkie game?
6. What about trophies?
This one’s for Denise and all the other Denises out there. Once PSN gets back online, will trophies sync back up?
Anyone who’s been in the tech community long enough understands that bleep happens. The main issue here with PSN and Sony is the lack of transparency.
Although Amazon had a historically bad outage at about the same time, Amazon kept up a running commentary with its customers. As far as we can tell, Sony has not. Point to Amazon.
- Credit And Debit Cards Along With Personal Information At Risk On Attack On PSN (perrysspace.wordpress.com)
- Sony Re-Building PSN, Anonymous Claims Innocence (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Sony admits PSN hacked: No restore date in sight (slashgear.com)