• Sony PlayStation Network Coming Back Online

    Sony has announced that it has just restored some PlayStation Network services after hackers forced Sony to take it down.

    The announcement was made by Sony Corporation Executive Deputy President Kazuo Hirai. “The services are being restored in phases, and I am pleased to say that the first phase has been launched in most regions around the world,” Hirai said in a video statement.

    Sony rebuilt the entire PlayStation Network following a breach of its security that resulted in the compromise of 24.6 million user accounts. The changes are being delivered in a new system update that is restoring online gaming and Qriocity services.

    “We have greatly updated our data security systems,” Hirai noted in the video statement. “These changes were the result of an intensive investigation aided by some of the most respected forensic and security experts in the computer industry.” Those changes include more advanced security technology, advanced levels of encryption, additional firewalls and better early-warning systems, he said.

    In addition to enhancing security, Sony is also giving PlayStation Network and Qriocity customers a free month of service. And while these measures are a good start, Sony has a lot of work to do to regain user trust. “Please know that we’re doing everything we can to fully restore network service around the world and to regain your trust in the days, weeks and months to come,” Hirai stated.

    Source: DailyTech
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. megabyteme's Avatar
      megabyteme -
      I bet they get hit again soon after getting back up. They deserve it, and the ones out to get them know it will smash consumer trust if they get taken down again.

      I can't wait...
    1. josh87's Avatar
      josh87 -
      i would laugh if its like most of apples firmware updates, they dont fix the hole that allowed jail breakers to get into the system
    1. stlcardinal9's Avatar
      stlcardinal9 -
      You know its going to get hacked again, I think Sony pissed off the wrong people this time.
    1. godofhell's Avatar
      godofhell -
      stupid sony:
      i tried to sign in on sunday and it finally didnt tell me to fuck off because the network was down, it said you need to install an update, which i did. After that it said, you have to change your password - an email has been sent to you with instructions ...... ITS MONDAY MORNING AND STILL NO EMAIL !!!!!!!