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207w ago - Update: The PS Blog has now posted the following message regarding their PSN restoration timeline update, to quote:

"I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored. At this time, I can't give you an exact date, as it will likely be at least a few more days. We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work through this process."

Today Bloomberg (linked above) reports that Sony expects PSN services, including Qriocity, to be fully restored by May 31, 2011.

To quote: "Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Network and Qriocity online services remain shut as of today, Shigenori Yoshida, a Tokyo-based spokesman said. Sony is uncertain when it can resume the services, Yoshida said by phone today.

The company is in the process of adopting an improved security system and its plan to restart the services fully by May 31 is unchanged, he said. Sony shut down the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services April 20 because of possible data theft by hackers.

The maker of PS consoles had planned to restart partial operations within a week after boosting the level of security system, the company said May 1."


Sony Expects PSN Services to be Fully Restored by May 31, 2011

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#281 - elser1 - 208w ago
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this company is run by a bunch of complete and utter funk wits...

#280 - GrandpaHomer - 208w ago
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Blah blah blah - Sony is apparently endlessly repeating the same PR crap again and again... copy and paste job here.

#279 - B4rtj4h - 208w ago
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LOL... so when i am not a Music member i just get eggs for my money? Nice one Sony... only compensate the people with PSN+ >_>

#278 - elser1 - 208w ago
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thanks for the insight barry.. from that i'd say i like the ideals of anonymous and i agree with barry, i doubt it was them.. smells like an inside job to me.. who better to blame than people making public threats against the company..

#277 - barrybarryk - 208w ago
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Um yeah but again every time anonymous has stolen personal info (which they have) they have released the info publicly, even the HB Gary files on 'members' of anonymous which HB Gary were trying to sell to the FBI. The only thing anonymous are about is the freedom of information. If anonymous were behind this the info would have been immediately published as well as claiming responsibility and a detailed factual analysis of the security it was behind (just like every other hack they have done), anonymous have never denied a hack before why on earth would they start now?

The person who carried out the hack could easily have put a file there claiming to be anonymous but by not releasing the information publicly clearly they aren't. Anonymous isn't a group or a club, there are no members and no splinter groups, it's an idea or ethical standing depending on your point of view but whomever carried out the hack clearly isn't anonymous.

#276 - Chivafighter - 208w ago
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taking over the industry and having us run it, that's a great idea right there bro

#275 - xUb3rn00dlEx - 208w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Chivafighter View Post
yea but it puts them in direct blame for the attack, even when they issued the statement that they did not do it.So they say they didn't do it, but leave their name on the servers... i don't think so, they are not stupid.


I understand where you're coming from, but still, Anonymous could say a splinter of their group did it, which does happen often as they'll break into smaller factions if you will with members doing their own things, and they can still claim no responsibility for it. But it also would not put them in direct blame, because they haven't stolen anything. All they attempted was a DDoS attack, which they wanted recognition for. But again, I see where you are coming from.

BTW, when do we start taking over Sony's assets and running the industry by us for us? I'm 100% positive none of this would have happened if they just politely handed over management of the system.

#274 - Chivafighter - 208w ago
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yea but it puts them in direct blame for the attack, even when they issued the statement that they did not do it.So they say they didn't do it, but leave their name on the servers... i don't think so, they are not stupid.

#273 - DVision44 - 208w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Chivafighter View Post
Is Anonymous really going to attack the servers and leave their slogan on the Sony server? That is a stupid move on their part, If they did which i highly doubt.

They're called Anonymous for a reason

#272 - leukotic - 208w ago
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If this was anon then we at least have some hope our data and personal info isn't being used maliciously, but since anonymous is anonymous, anybody could have placed their slogan on Sony's servers, perhaps to mislead and to put blame on anon for the hack.

However this brings up another valid point that may prove it was them. Lets say it was anon, and lets just say for a moment all they did was place their slogan on Sony's servers. Up front this would seem harmless, however since Sony would have no idea what they saw or took while in their servers, they had to take every caution and assume all the data was stolen since there was somebody poking around in there. Perhaps all that was done is somebody hacked in, placed the slogan in an area which would trigger this suspicion, then leave and watch as all hell breaks loose at Sony while they analyze their entire system.

It's possible the intruder intentionally went into the area of the servers which contains the personal info and CC info to make Sony think they were stolen, just to insure everything that has happened, would happen. This whole event has severely damaged Sony in many ways, if this was anon's doing it would make sense because this has turned out to be one of the best ways to hit Sony where it hurts.

I guess only time will tell, if the personal info and CC info of millions of people is out there in the wild, we will see a massive rise in identity theft and CC fraud. If that happens then we could probably assume it wasn't anon just some cracker looking to score big. But if nothing happens with our personal info/cc info, then we could safely assume that anon was behind this, or at least somebody else who just wanted to hurt Sony.