Sony Online Entertainment also goes offline

Darren Allan

May 2, 2011

Sony has closed another of its services, along with PSN and Qriocity which were taken down almost two weeks ago now following a hacking intrusion.

Today saw the temporary close of Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) for maintenance relating to the hack attack of a fortnight ago.

Sony issued a statement to say: “We have had to take the SOE service down temporarily. In the course of our investigation into the intrusion into our systems we have discovered an issue that warrants enough concern for us to take the service down effective immediately. We will provide an update later today (Monday).”

Quite what the story is here, we guess we’ll have to wait a few hours for the update to find out. It sounds a little ominous, although Sony has previously said it didn’t believe SOE users had been affected by the PSN hack.

Believe being the operative word, of course, as there seems to be a number of unknowns still kicking around regarding the intrusion, including whether or not PSN users’ credit card details were snaffled.

SOE plays host to a number of PC games such as EverQuest and DC Universe, along with a number of Facebook games like Dungeon Overlord.


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