If you are involved in online gaming activities, you are already aware of the problems being experienced by Sony and their PS3 network (PSN). All of this started on April 20th when some event occurred and was discovered by Sony. Shortly after that, they made a decision to shut down the PS3 gaming network to all of their over 70 million users.
Sony published an updated on their blog on April 23rd which points to their decision to shut everything down completely. They are rebuilding their systems to further strengthen their infrastructure. While those statements sound nice, it provides no information as to what has happened which allowed some individual or group the ability to gain access. That is the issue that they are working to close and prevent in the future.
From a time perspective, the work necessary to do activities could range from a few more days to a few more weeks. Since they are not letting on as to what the problem is that they are trying to fix, there is no idea as to what they are doing. Sony needs to do a far better job of informing their paying customers as to why the PS3 network is down and when they can expect for it to be available again.