It's Official: External Intrusion Is Behind PSN Outage

Posted on April 23, 2011 by Jason Leyanna
It's Official: External Intrusion Is Behind PSN Outage

An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services going forward, we turned off PlayStation Network & Qriocity services on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th. Providing quality entertainment services to our customers and partners is our utmost priority.
Source: Official PlayStation Blog