Sony just announced in Europe that there is a possibility of “targeted behaviour by an outside party” which is causing the faults with the PlayStation Network. Sony posted on their Blog that “the current emergency outage is continuing this afternoon and all Sony Online Network services remain unavailable”. Bad news for anyone still wanting to play the newly released SOCOM 4, Portal 2 or Mortal Kombat will have to wait longer to sample the online.
Sony are investigating the problem and are even considering the possibility of “targeted behaviour by an outside party”. Not the first time and probably not the last until Sony can get hold of, and prosecute, one of the hackers.
The Impression that I get from this is that its going to be a long while yet before we see any movement online. Sit tight and take this opportunity to get through your backlog of games!
The original post can be found on the PlayStation Blog.