So it's been down for quite a while which is nothing of note really. It's a free service, you don't pay for what you don't get. If I were a PS3, PSN user, I'd be annoyed I couldn't hook up with my friends or play online but oh well, never mind. As a 360 Gold Subscriber, if this happened to me, I'd be pissed.
Still, this incredible downtime, resulting in the rebuilding of PSN has really gone south now, after Sony posted this blog update, detailing that the party responsible for hacking the service may have access to peoples personal information -including credit card.
I would hope that the hacker is a Robin Hood sort of character that has simply done this to EXPOSE the flaws in the network rather than to EXPLOIT them and that there is no serious threat here. Still, that's an incredibly scary attack and for it to happen on the very first weekend where Portal was bringing Steam to the platform is a terrible change. I really view Steam as a game changer for Sony and for it to be completely inaccessible at this time is a massive shame.