PSA – PlayStation Network Maintenance Postponed Due To DDoS Attacks
Update: Sony has apparently canceled the scheduled maintenance due to yesterday's attacks. The company posted a note on the PlayStation Blog, but failed to update its support page for the PlayStation Network. An update on the rescheduled time will be coming soon.
Normally we wouldn’t call out planned maintenance, but given the events of the weekend, we thought a heads-up is in order. The PlayStation Network suffered a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that brought it down for the majority of Sunday, August 24. Today, Sony will be upgrading the service, an activity that was scheduled prior to yesterday’s events.
The process will begin at approximately 9:40 a.m. Pacific / 12:30 p.m. Eastern. The upgrades are scheduled for completion by 4:50 p.m. Pacific / 7:50 p.m. Eastern.
Sony notes that following yesterday’s attack, some users may still have slowness or failure logging in. Typically, PlayStation Network service can be made transparent to end users that log in prior to the start of the activity.
Sony has not explicitly stated that this is the case for this servicing, but just in case, you might want to log in this morning. For more on yesterday’s attacks, you can read our coverage of both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live outages.