PSN Services to Be Fully Restored by EOW, in Most Areas

PSN Services to Be Fully Restored by EOW, in Most Areas

The end is nigh for the PlayStation Network / Qriocity outage. In a press release issued late Monday, Sony said that full restoration of PSN services will be completed by the end of this week.

The areas with full restoration will include the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia, excluding Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Details for Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea will be announced later.

Meanwhile, Sony will also resume Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for PS3, PSP, VAIO and other PCs. Restoration information for the remaining Qriocity services on Qriocity will be announced as it becomes available.

In a statement, Sony Executive Deputy Vice President Kazuo Hirai said,
"We have been conducting additional testing and further security verification of our commerce functions in order to bring the PlayStation Network completely back online so that our fans can again enjoy the first class entertainment experience they have come to love. We appreciate the patience and support shown during this time."
Despite assurances of enhanced security, Sony properties globally have become the whipping boy of hackers, with several sites being hacked (Greece, Canada, etc.) since the PSN was partially restored.

In one case, the hackers admitted it wasn't about stealing anything from Sony, but embarrassing the company further. The comment was, "This isn't a 1337 h4x0r, we just want to embarrass Sony some more."
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Wow I can't believe it is taking this long for them to get the network fully back up. It does not surprise me that hackers are still picking away at them. I am still waiting to find out how to get my welcome back package from them... they finally communicated about the 1 year of ID theft protection this past week.

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They need to hurry up and get this crap back up so I can get my free games lol

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honestly i'm not surprised about this but its unfortunate to see sony have to go through this.. i am a bipartisan gamer but i would be really pissed if i had to pay for PSN.. all in all after my experience or lack there of with GT on PSN i only play on xbox live.. best online console gaming experience hands down

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In related news, my wife's credit card number is being charged for hotel services in Italy. Two days before Sony sends me the email for fraud protection. Not a joke. Thanks Sony!

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"PSN Services to Be Fully Restored by EOW, in Most Areas"

Who Cares! They Suck.

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I know this may not be a popular idea, but...I think I'll trust them and their network more after this is over than before. Simply because of the security measures they have to take to get back online without risking everyone further. In other words, they are likely to be more careful now than someone who has not been attacked. Just sayin'.

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That's exactly what I said, Lamar. It's like when Jack in the Box had that huge e-coli scandal, did an enormous cleanup, but now they're about the cleanest fast food place you can eat. Sony messed up bad, but they're gonna do everything they can not to end up with egg on their face again. By the time this is over, they'll more than likely have one of the most secure, top-of-the-line console gaming networks out there.

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JStewart:
It's like when Jack in the Box had that huge e-coli scandal, did an enormous cleanup, but now they're about the cleanest fast food place you can eat. Sony messed up bad, but they're gonna do everything they can not to end up with egg on their face again.

Jack in the Box managed to do everything quickly and efficiently and they also managed to make the people believe that they were not the same company that had that huge E-Coli scandal anymore. Sony so far has managed to not convince anybody with their slow service, petty reconciliation offers and the fact that they took 10 days to announce that their credit card information was stolen.

A company like Sony should not be slow when it comes to stuff like this, it shouldn't also be able to be hacked further by these hackers who have managed to embarrass Sony further by exploiting the flaws; and all because Sony took away OtherOS from the PS3 fat system, on a system which people payed for.

Also I'm thankful that Japan and most of Asian are pressuring Sony to secure their system further; glad they care about making sure that their systems are totally secure before bringing them online.

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@ Lamar-> Yeah i read a survey that said 50% of people asked will probably trust PSN more after this just because of the clean up. Personally im more of a PC gamer so the downed network didnt really matter to me, although i did have a psp for a while, and the NGP looks mighty fine.

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