Monday, May 16, 2011

PlayStation Network "gradually" reinstated

The Japanese electronics giant Sony said on Saturday in a statement today that he committed "a process of gradual recovery" of its online gaming service, interrupted as a result of hacker crime. The online discount will be organized by region and did not relate this weekend that the United States. The date of delivery in office for Europe and France is not yet known, and all the services could only be restored until late May.

"The recovery phase will include the return to normal almost every game from Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), almost all of its forums and gaming sites, and new features that require players to reset their passwords" , wrote in a second Sony release. The SOE system (24 million accounts in Tech News Buzz) was attacked on 16 and 17 April, while the PlayStation Network (77 million members) has been hacked between 17 and 19 April.

Among the pirated information could include name, address, birth date, gender, phone number, username and password of users. The company has repeatedly delayed the restoration of these services, explaining his wish to secure the maximum network before reposting. This Sunday, U.S. users of the PlayStation Network have found that the release was somewhat chaotic face a sudden mass influx of players, the company's servers had problems, leading to further cuts intermittently for users.

Sony, which must submit its financial results May 26, claims to have "implemented additional security measures that strengthen the barrier against unauthorized activities, and provide users with better protection of their personal data." The financial impact of the outage is still difficult to quantify, but the damage in terms of image are already significant.

As compensation for the failure, the group will provide various content for its users.

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