Sony said it would take at least a few more days to restore service to its beleaguered online PlayStation Network, but failed to offer a solid date.
The gaming network, which was breached by hackers in one of the largest Internet break-ins of all time, has been down for nearly a month now.
I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored, Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold said. At this time, I can't give you an exact date, as it will likely be at least a few more days.
In April Sony was forced to take down its massive Playstation gaming network after attackers infiltrated and acquired personal data on nearly 80 million customers -- one of the largest security breaches in history.
For weeks Sony has been in the crosshairs on digital vigilantes, forcing the company to shut down several services and issue public apologies and reparations to customers affected.
The origins spur from a lawsuit brought against a hardware Hacker George Hotz, who for months have been posting exploits of the Playstation 3 system onto his personal website.
In perusing Hotz and those who gained access to his information, Sony teamed with Internet Service Providers, Paypal and even YouTube to gain access to the IP addresses of users who viewed the content.
That move became a rallying cry for hackers to organize and take aim at the Japanese giant, decrying what it saw to be gross violations of digital privacy.
One group, calling it self Anonymous, said that the move was just the beginning and that it would not forgive the company for its privacy invasion.
Where the judicial system has failed, Anonymous will persevere, by standing up for the rights of everyone, not just those who dared to challenge these corporations, the group said on April 14, calling its members to action.
While the group did try to take down the network by flooding Sony servers with requests, it denies it stole the data.