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Sony PlayStation Network Outage - Day 5

Published: 2011-04-25
Last Updated: 2011-04-25 21:20:07 UTC
by Rob VandenBrink (Version: 1)
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The Sony PlayStation Network and Qriocity service have been down since Wednesday the 20th. Sony is still working on bringing them back online. Sony is communicating regularly on this - you can find their original and current updates here:


Reading between the lines, they seem to be following the methodology for Incident Response, commonly phrased in these steps that I learned in SEC504: 

  • Preparation
  • Identification
  • Containment
  • Eradication
  • Recovery
  • Lessons Learned

Given that we're a number of days in, I hope that they are working on later phases of Eradication, making sure that the original attack vector is taken care of so that once they bring the service back online they won't see a recurrance of the event.

Hats off to them - they're doing all the right things, and communicating regularly with their client community as they do it ! I feel for them, given the length of the outage though.


Rob VandenBrink


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