Since a couple of days ago now, many PS3 gamers including myself have been met with the same error message when trying to sign into their PSN account. The error message with Error 80710A06 has graced to screen of many a PSN subscriber.
Originally, this was due to maintenance though conspiracy theorists have now been found correct in the assumption that someone on the outside has taken a liking to hacking the PlayStation Network.
What we already know is that we’re fairly certain the hacker group calling themselves ‘Anonymous’ are not the individuals behind the misdeeds, especially since they issued a statement not so long ago that they would no longer be attacking the PSN primarily due to the undesirable affect it had on gamers worldwide.
Unfortunately we don’t have too much more information on this matter and Sony officials haven’t said how much longer gamers will be affected. Timing has been pretty bad seeing as top games such as Portal 2 and Socom 4 have only been recently released yet most features of these games have been made unplayable.
A statement was issued however by Sony’s Patrick Seybold…
“An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services going forward, we turned off PlayStation Network & Qriocity services on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th… Providing quality entertainment services to our customers and partners is our utmost priority. We are doing all we can to resolve this situation quickly, and we once again thank you for your patience. We will continue to update you promptly as we have additional information to share.”
We’ll do our best to keep you updated on when we can expect to have the usual service back up and running. In the meantime, please let us know how you have been affected.
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