In case you’ve missed it, the full PlayStation Network has been down for more than a month, causing nearly $200 million in damages to Sony and countless amounts of grief towards developers and fans alike.
While the perpetrators have yet to be detained, they haven’t been silent: members of the hacking group such as LulzSec have been very adamant and vocal over the work he’s accomplished.
On his Twitter, LulzSec has made it clear that he and his cohorts aren’t done with Sony, and are preparing to go at the company again… and soon. Posting on the 27th, he said this:
We’re working on another Sony operation. We’ve condensed all our excited tweets into this one: this is the beginning of the end for Sony.
Following that, on the 29th he left another message, stating that within a day, the world would see another attack on Sony, though he didn’t announce exactly what to expect – hinting that it would be a tiered-attack, and that this would only be the beginning:
#Sownage (Sony + Ownage) Phase 1 will begin within the next day. We may have a pre-game show for you folks though. Stay tuned.
Since then, nothing has been said or heard from either Sony or the group, which could be considered good news. Yet with the official statement today that the restoration process is in full swing, it’s possible that LulzSec and his group are biding their time to strike.
Starting on the 28th in Japan and the Asian countries, restored users have had partial connectivity, allowing for some gameplay, account management, and chat functionality to further test for any inconsistencies or issues. Starting this week, full-functionality will be restored region-by-region and will still be offered a “Welcome Back Package” that has already been announced.
We’ll have to see if LulzSec’s claims are true, and whether Sony can keep-up their end of the bargain.