- uploaded: Apr 27, 2011
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Sony has announced that it is keeping its PlayStation Network service offline indefinitely following a hacking attack it now says may have compromised user's information.
To ensure the network's integrity, Sony said it is currently rebuilding the service, which connects more than 75 million PlayStation customers over the Internet. Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold said in a blog post, "This is a time intensive process and we're working to get them back online quickly." Sony is still investigating the "external intrusion" that forced the electronics giant to shut down its network last Wednesday. In an email, the company also said it is also trying to figure out if any personal information, such as credit card numbers, may have been compromised in the attack.