Monday, August 25, 2014

PSN is Back Online after DDoS Attacks

Have trouble connecting to PlayStation Network last weekend? Well, you're not alone. For those who haven't heard, last weekend PSN underwent yet another attack from hackers, and as a result Sony took the network down. The attack itself was your standard DDoS attack (which to put simply is an attack designed to overload a server by causing artificial traffic) so no information was stolen, but Sony went ahead and took the service down just to be safe. Too bad it happened during their flash sale...

Now Sony wasn't the only company hit last weekend, but once again these attacks weren't anything too serious. They slowed down services, and possibly took them down for awhile, but no personal information was compromised, so you don't have to worry about changing your password for the 79th time this year if you  use one of the sites/services hit.

No comments :