Probably expected, but a new attack on a Sony service has just occurred. The site, repeatedly tweeted by Sony and meant for PSN users to change their password, has been brought down. The story was first speculated by Nyleveia (awesome name for a website) and later confirmed by Eurogamer. A trend that will likely continue, the string of PSN attacks won't be ending anytime soon, and this later attack doesn't affect the console network. Only the website is down at the moment.
It's a sad sight to see. Many PSN users are just looking to continue their gaming habit, and malicious people are refusing them that luxury. The people responsible are only torturing the gamers and not the company, and I don't think they realize this. Sony is a giant corporation and has unlimited resources at their disposal to quell a media blitz, and in due time their reputation will be restored. Their reasoning to take down Sony for whatever has happened is gone, so we can assume "Ryan" and his cronies are only doing this to grab headlines.
This really goes back to something I stated before: instead of perpetrating malicious acts of vengeance, why can't people with incredible computer skills work with companies to prevent these sort of attacks? Why waste talent on such a high level on something so diminutive when such skills can be used to further protect the world? If this "Ryan" character is truly the one responsible, what he is doing is not only lowering his standing with society (because we have found out his identity) but also he is being shunned by the "organization" that originally DDOS'ed Sony sites, Anonymous.
His intentions are still unknown, but his actions are far-reaching. On behalf of all Sony users, I politely ask you to stop and put your tremendous to good use. My proposal is nothing radical: try and work with the corporation you so intently hate to help secure the PlayStation Network and make it a safer environment. As I said, nothing radical.