Sony Corp. was trying to determine Monday whether users' credit card numbers or other personal information had been compromised as the outage of its global PlayStation Network entered a sixth day, PC World reported.
The company confirmed that an "external intrusion" by hackers disrupted the service, affecting more than 75 million users worldwide who use it to play video games against friends online, stream movies and shop online.
Sony Computer Entertainment spokesman Satoshi Fukuoka said the company was conducting a "thorough investigation" into the outage, which began April 20.
He said Sony did not yet know if users' credit card information or other personal information had been compromised in the attack, but the company would immediately inform users if it had.
A posting on the official PlayStation blog Monday by Patrick Seybold, Sony senior director of corporate communications and social media, gave no indication when PlayStation Network service might return.
"Unfortunately, I don't have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time," Seybold wrote. "We'll keep you updated with information as it becomes available."
Seybold said late Saturday that Sony was completely rebuilding its systems to strengthen its network infrastructure.
Players can still play games offline, but are unable to challenge others over the internet, one of the console's key features.
Hacker group Anonymous was originally suspected of causing the disruption as it had previously vowed retribution against the Japanese electronics giant after it took legal action two hackers.
However, in a message on its website Friday, titled "For Once We Didn't Do It," the group denied responsibility, saying that while it was possible that individual hackers had targeted the network, Sony was not an official target.
Lol, i didnt know that a big site like IGN would write an article like that (although i have never payed much attention to IGN (and many other sites as well for that matter), so maybe it is common for all that i know).
To have one single store means you have one price and with the same contents available worldwide, that is a given. I don't need to put any word in your mouth. What your little sentence implied it. Having different pricing in different countries and with different contents means they are not the same store.
No matter how you twist it, Apple, Microsoft, Steam, Amazon, all do not have a worldwide store that's the same for every country.
Oh and Amazon sells downloadable games and music, so how is that NOT related?
I have given you numerous example that nobody has been able to have one single store worldwide, and yet you keep insisting you're right.
My main problem (and I think everyone but you actually understood that) was that Microsoft is able to release content in all western regions on the same day (Wednesday).
LOL. Wow you're a piece of work. Now only did the goal post moved from a single unified store (which is what you said) to contents released on the same day. Now the goal post is moved further to Western regions only?