Sony to "proceed aggressively" to track down PSN hackers

Sony "as upset as you are" over PlayStation Network down time and personal info leak

Sony is pissed. The PlayStation Network has been down for almost a week, and today it admitted hackers have compromised the personal information of PSN users. Sony is after those responsible.

Head of SCEE communications Nick Caplin has assured users today that the platform holder intends to "proceed aggressively" in pursuit of the hackers that starved PSN gamers of their online fix over the Easter weekend.


"Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve the current outage of PlayStation Network & Qriocity services," said Caplin in a new update on the EU PS Blog. "We don't have an exact date to share at this moment as to when we will have the services turned on, but are working day and night to ensure it is as quickly as possible," he added.

"We are currently working to send the following message via email to all of our registered account holders regarding a compromise of personal information as a result of this malicious attack on our servers, so please look for this information via email as well," he said, repeating the worrying message posted on the US PS Blog earlier today.

"Please note that we are as upset as you are regarding this attack and are going to proceed aggressively to track down those that are responsible."

Sony's Patrick Seybold said today the firm aims to have PSN up and running "within a week".

[ SOURCE: EU PS Blog ]