283w ago - Lestrade, community team leader over at the official SCEE message board, has announced that the PlayStation Network will be down on Wednesday for around six hours due to scheduled maintenance, starting at 07:00 BST UK time.
As usual, the maintenance will be region-wide, however, due to the timing, will mainly affect European users of the service. Lestrade notes that "during the maintenance, some users might be unable to sign in to PSN, while others who have previously signed in (before the maintenance has started) might suffer disconnections."
To quote: Hello all, Please be aware that there is planned PLAYSTATION¬®Network maintenance on: Wednesday 07:00am - 1:00pm BST or Wednesday 02:00am - 8:00am EST
During the maintenance, some users might be unable to sign in to PSN, while others who have previously signed in (before the maintenance has started) might suffer disconnections.
298w ago - The official UK PlayStation Web site has issued a notice warning users that a security flaw was found in the PlayStation Store for PC, allowing unauthorized individuals to possibly gain access to personal information.
While the security issue has since been rectified, a small percentage of users may have had their account compromised.
Sony is directly contacting individuals that may have been affected by the incident and is urging all users to log-in to the service. If your pre-set password works, then your PSN account was not compromised.
To quote: Notice to PLAYSTATION Network Users
We have found out that there has been a possibility of unauthorized access to personal information on the PLAYSTATION Store through PCs, a content download service of the PLAYSTATION Network.
Although unlikely, it is possible that the passwords of a small percentage of PLAYSTATION Network users may have been changed through unauthorized access, making it possible to view users' personal information and/or use the Wallet for the PLAYSTATION Store.
PLAYSTATION Network accounts do not display entire credit card numbers, so any unauthorized access to your PLAYSTATION Network account is very unlikely to compromise your credit card number.