Sony forced to rebuild PlayStation Network after major hack attack

The hacker attack that brought down the PlayStation Network, Sony's popular gaming hub which fuels the online portion of the PlayStation 3, continued into this week, and now the company has announced that the service will be down indefinitely.

Boasting roughly 75 million members, the network allows consumers to purchase a wide range of digital goods from the Sony line-up much like Apple's iTunes store. The security breach has apparently compromised the service to such a degree that Sony now plans to rebuild the network infrastructure from the ground up.

No date has been announced as to when the network will go back online, but in the meantime Microsoft's Xbox Live service may experience an uptick in switchers looking to interact with other gamers who own both consoles.

Via WSJ

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