By now, any PS3 owner who wanted to spend Sunday playing co-op in Portal 2 or performing fatalities in Mortal Kombat knows that Sony still hasn't fixed their network problems, now going on their fourth day. They're working on it though, and they're trying to make sure they fix it right:
We sincerely regret that PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been suspended, and we are working around the clock to bring them both back online. Our efforts to resolve this matter involve re-building our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure. Though this task is time-consuming, we decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security.
While Sony confirmed that the outage was being caused by an "external intrusion", they haven't named the cause. That hasn't stopped many observers from blaming Anonymous, the group responsible for the last round of attacks against Sony. To get ahead of the rumors, the group has released a message for Sony users, denying that the outage is a result of any sanctioned Anonymous activity, although allowing for the possibility that certain Anons are working outside the group. The message also accuses Sony of fabricating the hack, claiming they are trying to cover up an internal problem by blaming a group that their customers already find suspicious. It's an interesting conspiracy theory, but that seems to be all they have to offer. Watch the video after the break: it's a bit like GlaDOS meets the Upright Citizens Brigade.