Sony has blocked user logins on all PlayStation Websites after reports began to circulate on gaming sites and on hacker message boards about an exploit - essentially, a hole or oversight in the system's security that hackers can use to gain access - that could allow third-parties to take control of user accounts.
Users are still able to access their accounts and the PlayStation Network through their PlayStation 3 consoles. Only Website access has been blocked at this time, with a message saying "The server is currently down for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please try again later."
Sony did not return calls seeking comment about the reported exploit.
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