PSN back online - Sony has said that most of the features of your PlayStation Network is back online. The company suffered a massive security breach in the past fortnight with the personal details of 77 million users, including records of credit card, falling into the hands of a hacker.
The company said the online game for PlayStation 3 and PSP and access to the account management features will become operational this week.
However, other features such as downloadable games workshop will not come back online until later this month.
Apologizing for its users, Sony is giving each user 30 days without the services of PlayStation ® Premium Plus, and a selection of free downloadable content.
All PlayStation 3 users have to download a system update and change their passwords on the original PlayStation console that originally registered on the network.
“After a criminal cyber attack on the enterprise data center in San Diego, California, Sony Entertainment Network International quickly became out of the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services, involving multiple companies with information security experts along several days and conducted an extensive audit of the system, “the company said in a statement.
“Since then, the company has launched a series of new security measures to provide greater protection of personal data. SNEI and third-party experts have conducted extensive testing to verify the degree of security of networks and services PlayStation Qriocity.
He said the initial phase of launch will include, but are not limited to:
* Restoration of online game through the PlayStation 3 and PSP
* This includes titles that require online verification and downloaded games
* Access to unlimited music for PS3/PSP Qriocity led to current subscribers
* Access to the account management and password reset
* Access to download current movies for rent PS3, PSP and MEDIAGO
* PlayStation Home
* Buddy List
* Chat functionality
The company also accelerated a movement already planned system to a new data center in a different location that has been in construction and development for several months.
“This criminal act against our network had a significant impact not only our consumers but our entire industry,” said Kazuo Hirai, assistant chief executive of Sony Corporation.
“These unlawful attacks obviously highlight the general problem of cybersecurity. We take the security of our customer information” very seriously and are committed to helping our customers to protect their personal data. In addition, the organization has worked day and night to bring these services back online, and they are doing only after verifying the highest levels of security across our networks, “
“Our global audience of PlayStation Network and consumers Qriocity was interrupted. We have learned the lessons in the way of valuable relationship with our consumers, and therefore will start a recognition program for customers who register as a way to express our gratitude for your loyalty during this downtime network as we work even harder to restore and regain their trust in us and our services, “said Hirai.