Sony Corp.’s Playstation Network division went down Sun. Aug. 24 due to a Distributed Denial of Service attack.

The company told consumers Sun. that the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network were impacted by an attempt to overwhelm the networks with artificially high traffic, also known as a DDoS attack.

It added its engineers were aware of the service outage and that it was working to resolve the problem.

Sun. evening, the company said service was returning to PS3 and PS Vita users, though consumers may experience slowness or login issues as the network stabilizes. By Mon. morning service had been restored to all users.

Sony said it did not see any evidence of unauthorized access to user personal data.

PSN was scheduled for routine maintenance Aug. 25 between 9:40AM PST to 4:50PM PST. It has since been rescheduled to a to-be-determined date.

The Playstation Network includes online game services, and game, music, and movie purchase options via the Playstation Store.

Playstation Plus membership offers discounted games, cloud saves, automatic game updates, early access to beta programs, and the Instant Game Collection.

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