Update 1: Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media at SCEA, posted a noticed on the PlayStation Blog tonight saying: "We're aware that some of you have been experiencing intermittent service on PSN today. We're working on finding a solution, and will report back here as soon as it's resolved."
Original Story: Noted hacker group Anonymous issued a threat to Sony this morning saying it would attack its web domains in response to the company taking legal action over George Hotz and others over breaking the PlayStation 3's security.
The group issued a press release on its website, telling Sony: "You have victimized your own customers merely for possessing and sharing information, and continue to target those who seek this information. In doing so you have violated the privacy of thousands of innocent people who only sought the free distribution of information." The group also posted a video threat on YouTube, which is embedded below.
SCEA has yet to officially confirm these issues are due to a cyber attack. We'll update this story if the company releases a statement.
All I have to say about this is "HA HA". At least the XBOX 360 isn't this bad right now. The almighty PS3 is under hardcore attacks and we don't know how long this will last.