The company's network was the target of a concerted flooding attack yesterday
Sony has revealed that no personal information was accessed during yesterday’s DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on the PSN.Sony’s PlayStation Network experienced a DDoS attack yesterday that rendered most of its services unusable for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita owners, but now things are apparently back to normal, and the company wants to make sure that its customers have no reason for further worry.
“Like other major networks around the world, the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network have been impacted by an attempt to overwhelm our network with artificially high traffic."
“Although this has impacted your ability to access our network and enjoy our services, no personal information has been accessed. We will continue to work towards fixing this issue and hope to have our services up and running as soon as possible,” a company spokesperson said on the PlayStation Blog.
DDoS attacks don’t cause any intrusion, as they only create server outage due to artificially increasing traffic, so any data stored on Sony’s servers is safe and sound.
Since the company has only reported experiencing a DDoS attack, and no other hacking attempts, this means that no confidential information has been accessed by any third party.
The PlayStation Network seems to be up and running at the time of writing, after Sony informed that its engineers had been hard at work trying to solve the issues that had been affecting its customers.