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Sony PSN partially restored in U.S., Europe

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 May 2011 1:29 User comments (11)

Sony PSN partially restored in U.S., Europe As of 10pm yesterday, Sony has partially restored the PlayStation Network and Qriocity, almost one month since it was shutdown following a security breach on April 17th.
Gamers can now play online, use the chat service and download music. All other services are still down, and the PSN is still completely down in Asia.

Following the attack, Sony confirmed that over 101 million users have had their personal data compromised, including names, profiles, addresses and credit card details.

Sony promised to return service on May 7th but could not as the Network continued to remain unsecured.

Bloomberg says the company "boosted security for PlayStation Network and Qriocity by increasing the number of firewalls between servers and adding software to monitor intrusions and system vulnerabilities."

Sony also added a new chief information security officer.

The company says all services, in all regions, will be fully functional by May 31st.

As a compromise for the downtime, Sony is offering all users 1 free year of identity theft protection and insurance, two free PS3 games, and a free month to PlayStation Plus.

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11 user comments

115.5.2011 1:32

nice back to gaming why people own it in the first place nice one Sony hope you catch the rats who did it.

215.5.2011 1:57

When do I get my freebies?

315.5.2011 4:42

PSN Resurrection: (Now Online In All US States And Canada)
All you need to know [Video]

http://t.co/wlPPMTF
http://bit.ly/kYNgIW

PSN will tweet as each country is resurrected:
http://uk.playstation.com/country-selector/?t=ps3psn%2F

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415.5.2011 13:19

I'm glad it's over (or getting there) for the PSN fanatics!

Still I hope nobody lets $ony off the hook. Sure the hackers shouldn't of done it but it sounds like $ony left your info out there and easy to get...


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

515.5.2011 17:12

Originally posted by dEwMe:
I'm glad it's over (or getting there) for the PSN fanatics!

Still I hope nobody lets $ony off the hook. Sure the hackers shouldn't of done it but it sounds like $ony left your info out there and easy to get...

What "sounds like" and "is" are 2 totally different things. The servers were up to date and user data was protected, that doesn't "sound like easy to get" to me. In any event the network was still compromised.

For those still having connection issues it seems to be intermittent and probably due to server load as more and more users update & log in. Source ~ PS EU Twitter
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615.5.2011 17:32

Not only that but when F-Secure states that Sony's new PSN security is still a joke, there's still a cause for scare. This isn't over, this is only beginning. I won't be surprised based on F-Secure's analysis PSN gets hacked a week after its been back up.

715.5.2011 22:16

I been a playstation gamer since day one and still am but im sick of sonys jokes with us customers if i could get all games on my 360 I would not saying id boycott psn but if it can happen to sony it can happen to any gaming console manufacturer even the most secure server can be found and exploited.

815.5.2011 23:06

They are spending a lot of money on a FREE service...........

916.5.2011 8:23
ps3lvanub
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Originally posted by Oner:
Originally posted by dEwMe:
I'm glad it's over (or getting there) for the PSN fanatics!

Still I hope nobody lets $ony off the hook. Sure the hackers shouldn't of done it but it sounds like $ony left your info out there and easy to get...

What "sounds like" and "is" are 2 totally different things. The servers were up to date and user data was protected, that doesn't "sound like easy to get" to me. In any event the network was still compromised.

For those still having connection issues it seems to be intermittent and probably due to server load as more and more users update & log in. Source ~ PS EU Twitter
Don't make me laugh. Sending unencrypted CC data from the PS3 to PSN everytime you signed in sounds like "easy to get" to me.



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1016.5.2011 13:30

Originally posted by ps3lvanub:
Don't make me laugh. Sending unencrypted CC data from the PS3 to PSN everytime you signed in sounds like "easy to get" to me.
Please correct me if I am wrong but isn't that only an issue/byproduct of JB'ed PS3's and not OFW PS3's? Can you also provide proof or links to a source that confirms it's "unencrypted". Or are you just repeating something you "heard" but don't "know"?

HERE is my source for what I said above referencing that the data was protected ~

Quote:
One other point to clarify is from this weekend’s press conference. While the passwords that were stored were not “encrypted,” they were transformed using a cryptographic hash function. There is a difference between these two types of security measures which is why we said the passwords had not been encrypted. But I want to be very clear that the passwords were not stored in our database in cleartext form. For a description of the difference between encryption and hashing, follow this link.

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1122.5.2011 7:44
chemiet
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psn is free sony give us this for free can,t complain don,t blame sony blame those nerds that hacked it they think they are reel smart but they are messing with gamers lives big mistake

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