Sony PlayStation Shut Down after DDOS Hits The Network

Sony's PlayStation network has been shut down after cyber-attackers overloaded it in what's known as a distributed denial of service attack.

In a blog post Sony said that no personal information had been accessed.

On Sunday an American Airlines flight carrying a senior Sony executive was also diverted following a bomb scare.

The group claiming responsibility for closing down the network also tweeted suggesting there was a security threat to the flight.

'Fixing the issue'

In a blog Sony said that "the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network have been impacted by an attempt to overwhelm our network with artificially high traffic".

"We will continue to work towards fixing this issue and hope to have our services up and running as soon as possible," the blog said. Read the rest of the article at the BBC...

The simplest way to fix this loophole is to have Sony install Valt.X systems in each playstation so the DDOS attacks will just bounce off them. Simple!

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