Update[04/27/11] - Sony really messed up big time. Sony believes that whoever hacked the Playstation Network a week ago has stolen user data. Personal information like name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PSN password and login. Worse part is, they believe people who provided credit card information have also been obtained.
They believe between April 17 to April 19 is when user information was compromised. They will be sending an email to each PSN user informing them about this incident and to be aware of possible scams and encourages people to review their credit account statements for possible identity theft or any financial loss.
"We have a clear path to have PlayStation Network and Qriocity systems back online, and expect to restore some services within a week. We will keep the service down to allow us to conduct a thorough investigation to ensure smooth operation of our network services when they return; we are working hard to resume the services as soon as we can be reasonably assured our security concerns have been addressed."
Sony has a lot to do for the next few weeks. Even if PSN gets online soon, Sony will have to ensure people that something like this won't happen again and that their personal information is secured. Check the PlaystationBlog to see the latest information given. They have provided a FAQ to provide more information about the intrusion.
"I know you are waiting for additional information on when PlayStation Network and Qriocity services will be online," said SCEA's Patrick Seybold. "Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time.
"As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly. We’ll keep you updated with information as it becomes available. We once again thank you for your patience."