NEWS: Sony Tries To Restore PSN Service

18 May 2011


Dixons1105171245561-1.jpgSony is trying to relaunch its PlayStation Network (PSN) service in Europe and the US, after it suffered a massive security breach last month affecting more than 100 million online accounts.
The technology giant has resumed a limited restoration of the network, which serves both the PlayStation video game consoles and the firm’s Qriocity movie and music services.
The system connects users from around the world, enabling them to play games in real time. It allows users to upgrade and download games and other content.
It was suspended on April 20 following the security breach. Sony blamed a hacking attack for the network being taken offline.
According to Sony Computer Entertainment spokesman Satoshi Fukuoka, the company is also trying to repair the Qriocity movie and music services.
Following the attack, Sony warned users that their personal information, including credit card details, may have been stolen.
Kazuho Hirai, chief of Sony’s PlayStation video game unit, said the firm has strengthened security measures to protect customers’ personal data.
He explained: “While we understand the importance of getting our services back online, we did not rush to do so at the expense of extensively and aggressively testing our enhanced security measures.”