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How did PSN go down?

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The PlayStation Network (also known as PSN) was shut down by Sony on April 20, 2011 due to an "external intrusion" that may have put users personal information at risk. At first, it was planned to remain under maintenance for 2 days, but has been delayed according to Sony.The people behind this was the internet hacktivist group Anonymous.

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well because people thought that the psn wasn't being used correctly, it on YouTube. im a former psn user, username? mine is hotturkeymilk002 lol

I don't think that why should matter. Like there is an okay reason to gather our personnel information. That is what the hack was doing. They did not shut the PlayStation down and only tried to secretly enter into the system and look at information contained in the records of the PlayStation Users. Sony shut the system down when they learned that there system was hacked. The experts that were hired learned what information was looked at in there investigation of what was done. Sony is keeping the system down until that can bring the system up to a level where it will be protected. The best accurate information can be found in links from the question and the related question. The related question also has a larger number of links for the different blog entries provided by Sony PlayStation

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It is not under maintenance but had an intrusion. The related question will be updated with new information as it is available

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It appears it was to get customer information see related question

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it was down because they found out that there was hackers hacking it so they shut it down, for awhile

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