Within the week! That’s when the Playstation Network is prepared to be back online. We were all a little surprised (and miffed) on Sunday when we thought that PSN services would be resumed but it definitely didn’t go back to its old self.
Apparently Japan is back online and the UK is set to be online soon.
Why did this all happen?
The company suffered a massive security breach – a hack. The hacker stole approx. 77 million users’ credit card information.
Sony Updated users in this statement:
“Following a criminal cyber-attack on the company’s data centre located in San Diego, California, Sony Network Entertainment International quickly turned off the PSN and Qriocity services, engaged multiple expert information security firms over the course of several days and conducted an extensive audit of the system.
Since then, the company has implemented a variety of new security measures to provide greater continuous data protection of personal information. SNEI and its third-party experts have conducted extensive tests to verify the security strength of the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services.”
For all the trouble – Sony is giving each user 30 free days of PlayStation Plus Premium services as well as some free downloadable content for all the trouble.
We’ll have more for you when it comes back online.