Sony Will Finish PSN Restoration This WeekAdded: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
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Sony is planning to finally bring the PSN service completely back online after the network was closed as a response to a network security breach.
It was more than a month ago when the company took its PlayStation Network offline upon discovering that the intruders had breached the security of the service. It occurred on April 20th that the PSN was shut down following the hacker breach. In a few days, the company admitted that over 70 million accounts have been compromised. The news was followed by a number of class-action lawsuits launched over the Sony’s failure to protect user personal details.
Today Sony Corporation announced that it expects the network to be completely restored by the end of the current week. Sony’s Executive Deputy President Kazuo Hirai explained that the company’s experts have been conducting extra testing and following security verification of their commerce functions. This would allow to bring the PSN service entirely back online and let Sony fans continue to enjoy the premium entertainment experience which they’ve come to love.
The company appreciates the patience and support of its loyal customers shown during the time of outage, and promised that the restoration of PSN will include entire functionality on PS Store, as well as in-game commerce. In addition, they allowed to make users able to redeem vouchers and codes, and restore the full functionality on Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for PS3, PSP, VAIO and other devices. All functionality on Media Go will also be available by the end of this week.
The company is also going to keep its promise on launching a “Welcome Back” program, which is supposed to heal the rift caused by the long-lasting outage. The program includes a combination of free entertainment and service offerings and a month of free PlayStation Plus premium service available for all existing PSN users. A year’s worth of identity theft protection was also promised by the corporation. Within the program, PSN and PSP customers are offered to select 2 games from the provided lists. Sony will also enable a free selection of “On Us” rental movie titles and those from Music Unlimited Premium Trial service and PlayStation Home.
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
|I still can't transfer anything on media go|
|I'll believe It when I see it,as long as i get somthin I dont care either way as long as I got my black ops back.|
|posted by (2011-06-03 01:12:54)|
|Hackers attack another Sony network, post data|
The group, which calls itself LulzSec, said on Thursday that it broke into servers that run Sony Pictures Entertainment websites, and then compromised the personal information of more than 1 million Sony customers.
Sony officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
It posted some of the data it accessed on the Web -- including the names, home and email addresses, and passwords of some customers. But said it did not have the resources to extract and publish all of what it collected.
"From a single injection, we accessed EVERYTHING," the hacking group said in the statement. "Why do you put such faith in a company that allows itself to become open to these simple attacks?"
This is the latest embarrassment in an ongoing security crisis for Sony, which discovered in April that hackers had broken into its networks, stealing data from more than 100 million accounts. Nobody has claimed responsibility for that attack.
But Sony's networks have since become a target for hackers looking for holes that will allow them to get into servers located around the globe. Sony had confirmed at least four other break-ins prior to the attack on Thursday.
LulzSec had claimed responsibility for one of those attacks, an assault on Sony Music Japan.
The group took credit for Thursday's attack in a note posted on its website. It said it had hacked into a database that included unencrypted passwords as well as names, address and birth dates of Sony's customers.
The original attacks, considered the biggest in Internet history, prompted the Japanese electronics giant to shut down its PlayStation Network and other services for close to a month.
Reporting by Liana B. Baker and Jim Finkle; Editing by Steve Orlofsky and Richard Chang)
|PlayStation Store was Restored just before 2am this morning thats all that counts!|
|posted by (2011-06-03 06:06:50)|
|Maybe Sony should stop it's Anti-Piracy campaign and it wouldn't keep getting attacked as well the company shouldn't keep changing the software on it's unit in which you and I paid for.|
|LULZSEC - if they really did as they claim and the money lost involved; they have got to be the most idiotic and stupid morons on this planet. NOW everyone's going to see people's doors kicked in while explosive are going off and machine guns stuck up their azzes...|
The ultimate hacks are no one can find out who did it and you keep your mouth shut.. The one thing cops clear cases it they wait; they have the time and money to wait until some one opens their mouth and they then get nailed..
Here's an interesting like to Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29iA8ir-8F0
|mw2 servers a little iffy still. but works so thats all that counts|
|Yep welcome back program started.|
I finished dl'ing my 2 games, but got a few errors while doing so.
To get in store might take 4/5 times to get in, but that's ok, cus of mass downloading.
|Nothing yet ..!!We'll believe it when something ReaL Happens !|
thanks 4 the article
|And I see in the newspaper that they were hacked AGAIN. Good to see they have the best security.|
Glad I dont have any of their stuff, or an online account. If they were serious about hackers, they would actually make it hard for them, but I guess the personal information they have is as safe as anywhere! It can get ripped in a second.....But their systems are still good!!
Cheers for the article Sam.
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