Sony: 'A few more days' until PSN is back up

As the outage of the PlayStation Network entered its 20th day, Sony says that it would still be awhile yet before it is able to bring the gaming network back online. In a short statement on Tuesday, spokesperson Patrick Seybold seemed to ask for a bit more patience from its users.

"I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored," Seybold posted to the PlayStation blog. "At this time, I can't give you an exact date, as it will likely be at least a few more days." Such words are likely not comforting to the millions of PlayStation 3 users who have been shut out of online gameplay for nearly a month.

The company had originally promised on April 28 that services would be restored "within a week," but then later backed off claiming additional testing was necessary to ensure its servers were properly secured. Some news outlets have also reported of a rumored May 31 goal for complete restoration, however Sony has refused to confirm those reports.

In related news, hacktivist group Anonymous seemed to back off its initial complete denial of responsibility for the PSN hack in a video posted to YouTube on Monday.

"While it could be the case that other Anons have acted by themselves AnonOps was not related to this incident and it does not take responsibility for whatever has happened," the video says. The group said that Sony was using the strained past between it and Anoymous to turn focus away from its own failings in keeping its servers secure.

As of yet, there have been no confirmed reports of any fraud as a result of the data breach.

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