Sony quickly denies the PlayStation network is being hacked again due to users couldn’t sign into PSN. Reason for the downtime is for fixing the URL exploit found in the sign in form.
From Sony PS3 Blog:
We temporarily took down the PSN and Qriocity password reset page. Contrary to some reports, there was no hack involved. In the process of resetting of passwords there was a URL exploit that we have subsequently fixed.
Consumers who haven’t reset their passwords for PSN are still encouraged to do so directly on their PS3. Otherwise, they can continue to do so via the website as soon as we bring that site back up.
After an embarrassing breach that compromised millions of users’ credit card and personal information, Sony has switched back on the PlayStation Network around the world. Users will have to download the mandatory System Update v3.61, which enables your machine to connect to the revitalized network.
Sony’s PlayStation Network has been down last few weeks and the outage was due to their network being hacked. Hackers using an alias signed up to rent a server through Amazon’s EC2 service and launched the attack from there.