PSN News: Sony PlayStation Back Online After Outage

Sony‘s (SNE) PlayStation Network is back online following an extended outage.

PlayStationThe company announced via a blog post on Sunday at 1 a.m. that the gaming service was fully functional once again. Sony claims the problem was caused by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

“As you probably know, PlayStation Network and some other gaming services were attacked over the holidays with artificially high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity and online gameplay,” read the Sony blog.

The issue was first announced on Saturday when the company wrote that the PlayStation Network was under attack and Sony was working hard to fix it. A DDoS attack is intended to interrupt a service that’s connected to the Internet.

Sony recently announced that the PlayStation 5 may only exist in the cloud and not as a physical console.

SNE stock is down 0.47% Monday afternoon.

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