PlayStation Network DDoS Attack, Bomb Scare on SOE's Head Plane - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 August 2014 / 4,213 Views

Sony confirmed in a blog post that the PlayStation Network was attacked over the weekend by a distributed denial of service, better known as DDoS. The network was taken offline, but has since been brought back online.

Sony has reassured PlayStation Network users that no personal information was accessed during the attack. Sony has also decided to reschedule its regular maintenance which was planned for later today.

"The networks were taken offline due to a distributed denial of service attack," read the blog post. "We have seen no evidence of any intrusion to the network and no evidence of any unauthorised access to users’ personal information."

The same group that did the DDoS attack on Sony also called in a bomb scare on an American Airlines flight that was carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley. The plane had to be diverted.

"Yes. My plane was diverted. Not going to discuss more than that. Justice will find these guys," said Medley in a Tweet.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Anfebious (on 25 August 2014)

What a bunch of sick motherfuckers.

Ganoncrotch (on 25 August 2014)


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ikki5 (on 25 August 2014)

I must admit, the reaction and the hate for not being able to the the PSN from people was amusing. it just goes to show how far our society has gone. People unable to live without their devices. lol

Ganoncrotch (on 25 August 2014)

I think you'll find it was a reaction to scumbags who think they're a big deal because they're hiding in a basement commiting felonies.

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ikki5 (on 25 August 2014)

yet you say "think their a big deal" when what they caused, was obviously a big deal or else people would not have reacted the way they did. I have never seen so much rage from a community in such a long time.

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Ganoncrotch (on 25 August 2014)

Really? Google the word Quinn or check Gaza on sky news, plenty more rage going on there.

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FujiokaMidori (on 25 August 2014)

I play games on a Pentium II

NickK (on 26 August 2014)

Hackers LOVE sony! Hackers are a tradition for Sony! I have Sony consoles but no way I trust my personal info again with them!