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Sony Delays Reboot of PSN

May 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm


Just when you thought you were going to get online again with your PS3, Sony now says it is unlikely to meet the deadline for reactivating its PlayStation Network.  In a new post by Sony there is no new date given for reactivation, but there are a number of reasons given for the delay.

During the investigative process, Sony has started restoring the service through internal testing, during which they discovered “the full extent of the attack”.  At this time they are still working to confirm the security of the networks infrastructure, as well as working with a number of outside entities to ensure the security of the system.  Obviously, verifying the integrity of the security system is utmost on their minds, and that process has to be completed before the system can come back online.

Sony offers their apologies for the delay, but hopes you understand why it’s being made.  In the meantime, we can all venture outside and let the natural light touch our skin.  It is spring, after all!

As many as 77 million users of Sony’s PlayStation Network, Qriocity, and DC Universe were affected when an unknown hacker(s) breached the online security system and stole personal information about its users.  Keen to avoid further embarrassment, Sony is sparing no expense in shoring up their security system against further attacks.  Sony does intend to compensate users for the downtime due to the security problems.

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