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211w 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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#271 - elser1 - 211w ago
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well there you go, if me or you tried this we would be thrown in jail.. stop sales of their products in your country us.. a week on!! no psn as promised..

#270 - Pretikewl - 211w ago
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Government: We demand answers Sony!
Sony: You'll wait like everyone else.
Government: WTF!?!

I think that pretty much sums this up.

#269 - j3edi - 211w ago
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Thanks for your thanks. Been on the site for a while now, Mainly just browsing the forums.

Will try to contribute a bit more from now on. Great site with a great community, Keep up the good work.

#268 - PS4 News - 211w ago
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Thanks for the update j3edi, I have promoted it to the main page now and +Rep!

#267 - barrybarryk - 211w ago
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if it was members from anonymous they'd have posted the info publicly same as their ACS Law & HB Gary hacks, as it's pretty much all anonymous believe in. So even if it was someone who thinks they're anonymous they really haven't got a clue what anonymous are all about.

#266 - Osirisx - 211w ago
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well how about they start finding the keys for 3.56+ instead of apparently stealing all our personal info.

#265 - Chivafighter - 211w ago
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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.

#264 - j3edi - 211w ago
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Today Sony's Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold has posted an update on their PSN response to the U.S. House of Representatives via the PlayStation Blog.

To quote: Today, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing in Washington, DC on "The Threat of Data Theft to American Consumers."

Kazuo Hirai, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sony Computer Entertainment America, submitted written answers to questions posed by the subcommittee about the large-scale, criminal cyber-attack we have experienced. We wanted to share those answers with you (click here).

In summary, we told the subcommittee that in dealing with this cyber attack we followed four key principles:

1. Act with care and caution.
2. Provide relevant information to the public when it has been verified.
3. Take responsibility for our obligations to our customers.
4. Work with law enforcement authorities.

We also informed the subcommittee of the following:

  • Sony has been the victim of a very carefully planned, very professional, highly sophisticated criminal cyber attack.
  • We discovered that the intruders had planted a file on one of our Sony Online Entertainment servers named "Anonymous" with the words "We are Legion."
  • By April 25, forensic teams were able to confirm the scope of the personal data they believed had been taken, and could not rule out whether credit card information had been accessed. On April 26, we notified customers of those facts.
  • As of today, the major credit card companies have not reported any fraudulent transactions that they believe are the direct result of this cyber attack.
  • Protecting individuals' personal data is the highestpriority and ensuring that the Internet can be made secure for commerce is also essential. Worldwide, countries and businesses will have to come together to ensure the safety of commerce over the Internet and find ways to combat cybercrime and cyber terrorism.
  • We are taking a number of steps to prevent future breaches, including enhanced levels of data protection and encryption; enhanced ability to detect software intrusions, unauthorized access and unusual activity patterns; additional firewalls; establishment of a new data center in an undisclosed location with increased security; and the naming of a new Chief Information Security Officer.
  • We told the subcommittee about our intent to offer complimentary identity theft protection to U.S. account holders and detailed the "Welcome Back" program that includes free downloads, 30 days of free membership in the
  • PlayStation Plus premium subscription service; 30 days of free service for Music Unlimited subscribers; and extending PlayStation Plus and Music Unlimited subscriptions for the number of days services were unavailable.

We are working around the clock to have some PlayStation Network services restored and we'll be providing specific details shortly. We hope this update is helpful to you, and we will continue to keep you posted as we work to restore our network and provide you with both the entertainment and the security you deserve.

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#263 - System Repairs - 211w ago
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Due to PSN being down and the data that has been compromised, Sony is now facing many lawsuits from various countries:

http://www.ecanadanow.com/technology/2011/05/04/psn-still-down-1-billion-class-action-lawsuit-filed-in-canada/

http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/050411_Class_Action_Suit_Seeks_1B_in_Damages_for_Sony_PlayStation_Breach

http://www.zeropaid.com/news/93295/psn-outage-day-9-5-sony-hit-with-second-class-action-lawsuit/

All because people want to be able to backup games. In my view, I believe the majority of people don't have the money to pay for the high cost of video games and Sony wouldn't be loosing out anyways. Many games are garbage and at $50-60, I wouldn't want even if I got them for free. I do support the good games and recommend everyone to do so. Both Microsoft and Nintendo look like they're not bothering to waste the time and money to combat this.

As far as I can remember this started out with emulators for the PC and mod-chips for PS1.

#262 - elser1 - 211w ago
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LOL Barry.. stupid me used real stuff and hasn't gotten 1 email at all.. slack prix.. oh well if psn is up by sun i'll play again.. if not goodbye sony, monday i'm buying 360!!