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May 15, 2011

PSN IS BACK



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.

38 comments:

  1. About time Sony, must've been a lot of hard work.

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  2. took em long enough, I would die of laughter if they were to get hacked in the near feature.

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  3. I don't know if "months" is all it's going to take. They need to find some way of proving the system to the world - maybe offering a cash reward for people who can compromise it?

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  4. whats this noise coming from your site??!?!?!

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  5. G'lord! It felt like a life time. Who doesn't play online these days?

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  6. It is about time. I wonder if they will be attacked again.

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  7. its about freaking time they got this back up and going

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  8. Now they just have to greatly upgrade their reliability, and I might buy a PS3!

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  9. Too bad XBL has always been here. :P

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  10. “We have greatly updated our data security systems"

    Damn straight, they did.

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  11. this is good news that they were able to bring it back so fast

    I have followed your blog..Could you follow mine too please?

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  12. Maybe itsn't back with full power but that is enough.

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  13. I'm wondering just what it'll take to regain the trust of all us users! It'll take more then some extra passwords and firewalls.

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  14. It's about time. I was suffering from terrible gaming withdrawal.

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  15. Awesome PS3 is back!!!

    (Please turn off that background music...)

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  16. Thank God I can finally finish that movie I was watching!

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  17. sony is so pissed they had to spend time and money on PSN

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  18. it's taken a while huh? they must have really been hit hard.
    +followed

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  19. I have an xBox but was thinking about getting a PS3 until the servers got hacked. I'll give it a while until I can see its secure again I think.

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  20. i'd like to know when is going to work properly i mean at a 100% , keep getting same error

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  21. yayyyyyyyy To bad im playing just cause 2 a lot and not really on black ops, oh well. :)

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  22. I always thought Sony made cool stuff but always failed horribly one way or another. But thats just my opinion.

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  23. CRACKERS DID THIS! NOT HACKERS!

    Also, the CRACKERS infiltrated the network,

    SONY SHUT IT DOWN. Just getting tired of these little inconsistencies flying around the blogs

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  24. yayy. Good for all PS3 owners, happy gaming ;)

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  25. Love the blog work! keep it up!

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  26. the store did not work for me!!! only on line games

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  27. Nice, finally. I guess the Xbox players got what they payed for...

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