Playstation Network Welcome Back Package Available Now
Earlier today, Sony activated the Welcome Back program for the Playstation Store in North America. This is great news to Playstation 3 and PSP owners as the Playstation Store has been offline for two months since the hack on the Playstation network in April. More information after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Playstation Store Back Online!
Sony sent out a press release earlier tonight talking about the restoration of the Playstation Network and the Playstation Store by the end of the day, June 1st 2011 everywhere except Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. More information on the Playstation Store restoration after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Earlier today, a number of gaming websites reported that the Sony Playstation Network had been hacked once again. According to their reports, Sony’s password reset system had been compromised, allowing hackers to change users passwords by using date of birth and the original password (both taken during the first hack attack last month).
Sony has taken all of its password reset services offline since this morning. Read the rest of this entry
Sony has finally detailed what the Playstation users will get once the Playstation Store is running again. This package acts as compensation for the four weeks that the PSN was offline.
And folks, its a lot of compensation. PS3, PSP, PSN+ and Home users will definitely be happy with this package. Read the rest of this entry
Sony announced Saturday morning that PSN has now been restored in Canada and the US after four weeks of being offline. But before users can log in again, they must download a mandatory security patch as well as change their PSN account password.
Have no fear as players can only change passwords on the same system that they registered the account with.
According to Sony’s Kaz Hirai, the restoration of PSN includes services like: Read the rest of this entry
Last week, the Playstation Network went offline due to an “external intrusion” according to Sony.
Six days later, Sony finally announces that Playstation Network accounts have been compromised by the intruder. That means the external intruder got ahold of registered account information such as:
- Password and Account Login Name
- Email Address
To make matters worse, Sony also mentioned that Credit card information (may) have been obtained. Sony says there’s no evidence of this, but tells people to be vigilant of their credit statements to be safe.
“If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained,”
- Patrick Seybold, Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Sony Computer Entertainment America.
The Playstation Network is still offline as of this writing. Reports suggest that some PSN services will be back online in a week or so. Stay tuned for more updates.