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We still know virtually nothing about what happened, or why. Sony says the outage is its own fault, that it shut the PlayStation Network down preemptively after an “external intrusion.” The implication is thus that the PSN might have continued to run otherwise. Sony shut things down voluntarily to ensure things were smooth “going forward.”
That's as dramatic a move as they come. It's Sony admitting the PlayStation Network had fatal security and performance holes. What else would prompt the world's fifth largest media monolith to--without warning last Wednesday, April 20--cut off over 70 million PSN customers, then keep them offline for going on a week?
Originally posted by SerenityGained
...Go climb a tree...