Just this past week, Sony Online Entertainment informed the public that, despite the hacker-induced PSN troubles, everything was hunky-dory on the SOE front. They claimed that since their service is completely separate from the PSN: “to the best of our knowledge, no customer personal information got out to any unauthorized person or persons”. However, SOE took their network down today in response to “an issue that warrants enough concern.” Sounds like trouble.
In all fairness, it was previously stated that their investigation into the matter was ongoing. It’s also a little early to jump to conclusions, as there has yet to be any statement that would lead SOE users to believe that their personal information is in danger. That being said, you can’t help but be at least somewhat concerned over this outage that SOE says is related to “the intrusion into our systems”.
Sony says that an update on the situation will be forthcoming later today.