Sony PlayStation Network PS4 MTU Settings WARNING

Cybergroups have targeted Sony’s Playstation Network with a DDOS and bringing the network to its knees causing misery for gamers over the Christmas period. Slowly the network has begun to recover, but there are still issues for which we bring you a fix: If you’re still unable to connect to the PlayStation Network with your PS4 we have a solution. First and foremost, try resetting your system and then try to connect, it might take a few attempts but be patient. If your PSN still isn’t working try this: Go to Settings > Network > Settings > Network > Setup Connection > Manually > Wifi or LAN. Once you reach the MTU Settings, change it to 1473 manually. If it still doesn’t work, try resetting a couple of times more. Once the service has been restored, make sure you change the MTU back to the default 1500 to ensure your connection runs smoothly. WARNING: Do not attempt to change any proxy settings, as other ‘news’ outlets have suggested. These do nothing but add to congestion, and possibly capture your communications (and passing on account details to cyber criminals). You’re welcome

The Pirate Bay vanishes (again)

Torrent site and online copyright infringement poster child The Pirate Bay experienced a lengthy worldwide outage on Tuesaday, reportedly following the raid of a Stockholm area data center by Swedish police.

The site dropped off the web early on Tuesday and remained unavailable for much of the day, only re-emerging in the late hours with a new URL hosted under the top-level domain for Costa Rica.

However, it appears that the site is just a mirror and the search function does not work.

Swedish authorities have kept mostly mum about the raid that apparently downed the site, including such details as the exact location of the data center involved and what sort of equipment was seized.

Stockholm County Police’s national coordinator for intellectual property crime, issued only a brief statement on Tuesday, saying: “There has been a crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm. This is in connection with violations of copyright law.”

“Several servers and computers were seized, but I don’t want to say exactly how many,” Ingbland said, adding, “I can’t say exactly what the crime is yet.”

This certainly wouldn’t be the first time that authorities have attacked The Pirate Bay by going after its servers. Past occasions have sent the site sailing to various domains and hosting providers around the globe, where it briefly found friendly ports under such regimes as Peru, Guayana, and the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten.

The site’s personnel have come under legal pressure, as well. Cofounder Peter Sunde was released from jail last month after serving a five-month sentence for facilitating copyright infringement, and two other Pirate Bay cofounders – Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg – are still locked up on various charges.

According to file-sharing news site TorrentFreak, at least one man may have been detained by police in connection with Tuesday’s raid.

Several other sites reportedly also went offline as a result of the raid in addition to The Pirate Bay, including Bayimg.com, EZTV, Istole, Pastebay.new, Suprbay.org, Torrage, and Zoink