Monday, May 2, 2011

Sony Details PlayStation Network Revival

Logo of the PlayStation NetworkWithin a week Sony will turn on most features of the PlayStation Network and offer its customers a selection of free downloads.

The PlayStation maker’s online service for its PlayStation 3 and PSP consoles will come back online this week following a massive security breach in which the personal information of over 70 million accounts, possibly including credit card numbers, was obtained by hackers.

Here's what's going to be coming back, as well as details on the new security measures that they hope will prevent events like this from happening again:
  • Restoration of Online game-play across the PlayStation®3 (PS3) and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems
    -This includes titles requiring online verification and downloaded games
  • Access to Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for PS3/PSP for existing subscribers
  • Access to account management and password reset
  • Access to download un-expired Movie Rentals on PS3, PSP and MediaGo
  • PlayStation®Home
  • Friends List
  • Chat Functionality
  • Added automated software monitoring and configuration management to help defend against new attacks
  • Enhanced levels of data protection and encryption
  • Enhanced ability to detect software intrusions within the network, unauthorized access and unusual activity patterns
  • Implementation of additional firewalls

All PlayStation 3 owners will have to download a system update and change their passwords before they will be allowed to sign in to the service again; all password changes must take place on the PlayStation 3 console on which the password was originally registered. This, says Sony, is an additional security

Sony has issued a press release read it here.

12 commentaires:

Rults said...

Finally they started getting back on track then eh :)
I feel sorry for the guys working in sony right now .... must quite chaotic still

Ponderer said...

Wow, I can't believe this is happening to such a big company! Taking them so long to recover!

The Radical Chemist said...

I don't remember my password... this could be trouble.

Psicon said...

Chat funtionality! yeah man!

Mike said...

Well at least they're getting back to normal.

A.Isperiax said...

What an absolute screwup. they were warned this would happen, and did nothing.

Reilly said...


Blogging Skater said...

i heard they're coming back on the third

Sety said...

its a good thing they're finally recovering

drombo said...

Nice, but you know, lost virginity is lost and can't be unlost...

fit4life said...

i wonder how many more people will lose their information now.

baka1236 said...

i'm so happy its back up

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