On Wednesday, April 20, 2011, the PlayStation Network was turned off. Sony said the move was for maintenance and that the outage would only last a day or two. Nearly a week later, the company announced that the closure was due to a hacker infiltrating the system and stealing PlayStation 3 and PSP players' personal information. As of now, it's unknown if the information seized includes credit card numbers.
As you can imagine, there are tons of facets to this story. We've been covering them all here on IGN, but there's so many, it's easy to miss the best. That said, we're gathering all the stories about the PSN crisis here -- in one place that will be updated as the story unfolds.
Sony: PSN Information Compromised
The bad guys have your address, birth date and more.
Sony Sued for PSN Security Breach
Class action lawsuit filed this morning against SCEA.
PSN Hacked: How to Protect Yourself
We help you prepare for the worst -- identity theft.
PSN Down: Credit Card, Password Updates
Another PlayStation Network Q&A sheds light on PSN future.
PSN Down: The IGN Superbet
We put our money where our mouths are.
Is the PlayStation Network Working?
We have the at a glance answer right here.
The Lobby: PlayStation Network Down
The IGN editors sound off about the wait for answers.
Sony Helping Devs Affected by PSN Outage
PSN games released last week will get extended promotional support.
Sony 'Reviewing' PSN Refunds
Miffed that you're paying for subscriptions you can't use? Sony hears you.
Podcast Beyond: PSN Fail
The latest on the PlayStation Network crisis and what you can do.
PSN Down, U.S. Senator Responds
Connecticut's Richard Blumenthal takes Sony to task.
Sony 'Rebuilding' PlayStation Network
Sony says it's "working around the clock" to bring PSN back.