Things aren’t getting any better for Sony. The Financial Times reports that Sony’s PlayStation online store went down for approximately two hours overnight following a cyber attack. Early reports seem to indicate that no passwords or sensitive information were compromised.
While it’s clear that PSN did suffer an outage, the cyber attack hasn’t been confirmed by Sony. A Twitter account for a group called the Lizard Squad took responsibility for the outage, but that doesn’t mean it’s true. This could just an outage, even if its timing couldn’t be worse.
PSN update: we are aware of the issues some users are experiencing, and are working to address them. We'll keep you updated.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) December 8, 2014
Details on the supposed attack are slim, and Sony is reportedly still investigating. It’s not clear if the outage and possible attack are related to the massive hack that resulted in the leak of unreleased Sony films, or the slew of social security numbers and passwords that were exposed in the hack. We’ll update as more information becomes available. [Financial Times via Reuters]