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Japan blocks Sony from relaunching PSN in nation

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 May 2011 10:53 User comments (6)

Japan blocks Sony from relaunching PSN in nation The Japanese government has confirmed that it has blocked Sony from relaunching the PSN in its country, citing security concerns.
Sony launched the PSN, after nearly a one-month absence, in Europe, Australia and North America over the last two days.

Says Kazushige Nobutani, Japan's director of media and content in the country's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry:

As of May 13, Sony was incomplete in exercising measures that they said they will do on the May 1 press conference.

Despite the complaints from Japan, Sony responded (via Cnet) that the PSN has had its security beefed up after the hacking incident led to the compromise of 101 million accounts:

The company has made considerable enhancements to the data security, including updating and adding advanced security technologies; additional software monitoring and penetration and vulnerability testing; and increased levels of encryption and additional firewalls. The company also added a variety of other measures to the network infrastructure, including an early-warning system for unusual activity patterns that could signal an attempt to compromise the network.

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6 user comments

116.5.2011 11:28

well that sucks for them

216.5.2011 15:25

Edited for content (a swear word in Japanese still violates aD's rules)

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 May 2011 @ 20:15

316.5.2011 16:01

Funny though, I wonder how much money this cost them compaired to what they could of loss through the minore piracy issues they would of faced with the other OS feature.

417.5.2011 0:19

Originally posted by hikaricor:
Edited for content (a swear word in Japanese still violates aD's rules)
But it was hilarious none the less. ;)

517.5.2011 2:45

How about the worlds ban uranium fuel from Japan due to unsafe usage practices too?

617.5.2011 5:55

It is nice to see the Japanese government standing up to their own corporate bosses...too bad it took a nuclear disaster and theft of 101,000,000 accounts in order to wake them up for a few minutes.

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