Sony Promised To Resume PSN By End Of MayAdded: Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
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Sony representatives announced they are going to fully resume PSN network by May 31st. The delay is explained by the desire to ensure complete integrity of the entire system.
That’s the third week the Sony PSN is offline. Worse still, it appeared that the users will have to wait 3 more weeks to be able to play again. The Sony PlayStation Network went offline April 20th. It was found out that the network was attacked, and hackers had breached its security, which resulted in more than 70 million accounts being compromised, with credit card data considered stolen.
Despite the fact that the company announced last week that a number of services would be resumed in the near future, it later took a decision to delay this move. The reason announced is the wish to ensure the entire system security, which is supposed to be essential for the process of restoration. Sony explained that they still need much time to perform necessary comprehensive system checks and testing. They decided to complete the process of testing before bringing the systems online, and that’s what the spokesperson for the company, Shigenori Yoshida, officially confirmed recently: Sony is planning to completely restore PlayStation Network services by the end of the month.
Meanwhile, the company is doing some steps to retain consumers: it has already announced a so-called "Welcome Back" program aimed at the affected users. The program is established to thank Sony consumers for their loyalty and patience. "Welcome Back" includes free entertainment and service offerings plus a month of free PlayStation Plus premium service available for each existing PSN customer. In addition, the program provides an identity theft protection for one year.
However, these steps appeared to be insufficient to please the affected users. Currently, the company faces three class-action lawsuits, two of which were launched in California courtrooms and allege the company of negligence for letting a data leak to occur in the first place. Besides, the lawsuits accuse Sony of failing to inform its consumers in a timely manner after the security breach occurred. Another lawsuit was filed in Canada and accuses the company of privacy breach and is demanding about a billion dollars in damages. Now, with the news that everyone will have to wait another tree weeks for the services promised yesterday, the number of lawsuits is expected to rocket
May 11th,2011Posted by:
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
|posted by (2011-05-11 15:51:30)|
|i just want my PSN back i miss my netflix and online gaming!|
|3 more weeks is a bit long, but all we can do is wait. Unless people can prove their creditcard info was compromised and they have been losing money because of this they should not sue sh*t. I also have a PSN account and personal information of mine has also been compromised (name, address etc.) but I don't go whining like a little child, trying to get money from Sony. Truth be told they don't have any credit card info of mine, but even so I would not sue them. It's not like they sold the information or gave it away and they also said it was encrypted. Nothing in this world is 100% safe. Those people suing are just looking for easy money..|
|well put number 1 and i too cant wait|
|posted by (2011-05-11 18:28:43)|
|I love all this lawsuit stuff and hatred of sony they didnt do this anonymous did .|
|they mean full service like the store and home.. online gaming is due back for this week tomorrow i think .|
|I too can't wait til the PSN is back up. I'm tired of playing through the Crysis 2 single player campaign. I need some online.|
|i just wana sync my trophies .|
|this suxs man omg this is terrible wtf seriously god what do you mean JOY PADDER that the gaming part will be back by thursday ?? i dont want any of there free SH** all i want is the game back on i dont want protection encryption playstation plus for free none nothing i wanna sign on the game n play black ops holy god this is insane|
|posted by (2011-05-11 22:15:04)|
|8, chill dude, it's like you're really addicted to it ;o|
|i really don't care....|
|@ 8 .. yes online gaming should be back up this week . i think i read tomorrow but i don't wana say for sure.|
yeah im not bothered about the free stuff i just want matchmaking back .
|that sux, i was playin live and saw this, so i decided to take a small break, gotta love xbox, lol|
|posted by (2011-05-12 02:24:01)|
|@12: That sux because I was playing ''Live'' a long time ago and realized that it's a horrible service to have because it gives Microsoft even more money they don't need or deserve, and then I woke up and switched to Playstation and haven't looked back since.|
Seriously, I know that both platforms are entertaining and have their pros and cons, as I've said in my previous posts on other Sony PSN articles, so if you're happy with XBox Live and not with PSN, who cares. Just shut the hell up and say nothing; it will make you sound more intelligent - trust me.
Even with this extended outage I'm perfectly happy with Playstation and am more than willing to wait because I have what most of the gaming community DOESN'T have: a life.
|posted by (2011-05-12 03:06:53)|
|PSN IS GARBAGE,IM HAVIN A BLAST ON XBOX LIVE! AND YES I HAVE BOTH...|
|WEll sohi420, I have all the systems aswell but the xbox360 just plain sucks from the controller to the graphics. And as far as free stuff from PSN who cares if i want it I would already have bought it! Just lets get this shit up and running already! Summer is coming almost done with all the games anyway! But I feel this all really looks like an excuse for sony to charge for their services. We will see if this will come true. Have fun gaming!|
|I just want it back in time for Fallout New Vegas Honest Hearts DLC on May 17th.|
|i have all systems n wii is nice ps3 is cool n xbox is ok|
|I have been a gamer for as long as i can remember and i will be a gamer for life. That being said I would like to thank Sony PSN for saving me a potential $3000 US over the course of my life and this doesn't account for the inevitable inflation (damn banks and insurance companies). These savings are from NOT having to pay Sony, unlike Microsoft, for their online services. I'm not gonna flame on which CONSOLE is better as I have experienced both RROD and YLOD but you gotta give credit to the COMPANY that understands we already pay ISPs which benefit their sales in so many ways.|
|posted by (2011-05-12 07:55:08)|
|FU** come on sony get off ur asses and give us some online gaming....|
|posted by (2011-05-12 10:47:52)|
|Since the psn was down i had to go get me a girlfriend.. sight... 3 more weeks to go|
|we all have prefrences ps3 xbox360 and so on but sony will do somat to impress an just look back at it as a learning curve|
but mind u i think xbox sucks bills ass
|posted by (2011-05-12 23:43:54)|
|Its about fooking time ..i paid for my sh!t! I want to be online on the Battle Field Helping the world fight for freedom! Ware that shot come from! UAX4IT KILLS 27000|
|posted by (2011-05-13 02:11:49)|
|thats what you get for using psn over xbl|
|Netflix works while ps3 network is down thank god.....you could still play online..look up xlink kai on youtube....LAN GAMES ONLY...LIKE MW2 black ops shit like that...|
|Thx again sam for this.I have a question to the hackers if they are reading this,why not hack something useful next time,if you really want to prove something against a corporation and not to a mass of innocents,then how about the now well known poker sites that screw and cheat people out of hard earned money with the gaming engines that are tweaked to a percentage!!!That would truly be a result for the masses....|
|Just to throw in my 2 cents, Sony Should let us pick whatever we want as dlc, not one of five games theyve pre picked for us. I dont give a crap about Playstation plus free membership, oh wow, demos a week before they come out regularly, what a plus?|
|psn is back online today!!! having a blast!!! lol!!!|
|Now you will be safe||
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