Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sony PlayStation Network fully reopens Sunday

Sony has announced that its net PlayStation Network (PSN), which was attacked last April, will be fully restored on Sunday in all regions of the world except Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong. The total restoration of the interactive network of Sony for the PS3 and PSP will allow users to return to European or American to purchase and download games online.

The service, suspended following an intrusion that involved the theft of data from about 77 million users already resumed partial in North America, Europe and other regions on 15 May and, since last Saturday, also partly in Japan and other Asian countries. Japan's giant electronics said that by Sunday Qriocity also partially restored, another of his service attacked in April.

For now, the company can not give an exact date for the full restoration of PlayStation Network in Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong.

Sony has prepared a Welcome Program to reward users of the problems encountered in the platform. A program based on the gift of games and one or two months free subscription. It has also entered into a secure, free for one year, covering all costs of the restoration of identity fraud after the service will monitor the credit card.

After this attack in April, Sony has had other children in different places. Sony Ericsson in Canada, an attacker could access the data of 2,000 Internet users. The names, passwords and email addresses of those who participated in a sales promotion were published in a pirate site. The assailants did not have access to banking data.

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