PSN Down: Network Gets Stalled By DDoS Attack
The PSN network is a host of thousands of small networks connected by millions of devices across the globe. It has always been on the frontline of attacks by cyber pirates, but has always managed to triumph the attacks until now.
The PSN network has been witnessing one of the worst DDoS attacks, and this has stalled the network causing problems for all those PS4 users who depend on accessing the network. The last outage was on 21st October.
Millions of gamers and PSN users across the globe have been denied a playthrough of their favorite game due to the outage. This stems from the fact that most PS4 games nowadays require a validation of the video game credentials for the gamer to be playing it.
The outage extends to smaller networks like the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Music, PlayStation Now and PlayStation video. These networks are also down and this shows a meticulous planning behind the attack. The outage therefore is affecting all sorts of entertainment services from the PSN.
Down Detector, which is a trustable source of information regarding the uptime and downtime of a network, has shown that the outage is mostly affecting UK and northern Europe. The attacks seem to be more concentrated here, but users from all over the world are also facing its effects.
PSN remains down for a part of the day for maintenance, and the attack followed this downtime schedule. The outage has been taking place from around 9am BST.
PSN never seems to be out of troublesome interference, as it was attacked into being stalled on 21st October. The attack came out of a DDoS attack targeting a DNS (Domain Name System) provider Dyn.
Battlefield 1, which was also released last week, suffered from the attack as users reported that they were having difficulties in playing their game without major network hiccups.
As of the new update, the PSN seems to be up and running.