Sony said it had begun restoring its PlayStation Network service games on Sunday, nearly a month after a massive security breach in the network was forced to close. Players and security experts have criticized the management of the Sony case, which triggered processes and casts a shadow over his plan to unite the strengths of its content and hardware products through online services.
The Japanese electronics and entertainment apologized to its customers for the outages, and said a number of new security measures were imposed. This includes a warning system to alert to any attempt to penetrate the network.
“I can not thank you enough for your patience and support during this period,” Sony No 2 Kazuo Hirai said in the press release, which also sent a video message on the blog PlayStation Network.
“We take strong action at all levels to respond to questions raised by this incident and take the privacy of consumers to full-time commitment of the company to scale.”A message to your PlayStation Network user name of the SG-302 1_F blog to read simply: “Thank you Sony !!!!”However, some users said the extended outage asked to go to compete with Microsoft Xbox Live gaming service.
In what is considered a security violation largest of its kind, hackers gained access to personal information about 77 million PlayStation Network accounts and Qriocity, 90% are in North America and Europe and can be stolen card information credit.Hackers to rent a server in Amazon for the attack, Bloomberg News said later in the day, citing a source of information.
Sony has discovered unusual activity in its PlayStation Network, which allows owners of a games console to download games, chat with friends and test their skills against rivals, April 19.He shut the network and its online music and movie service Qriocity, frustrating many users, but waited nearly a week before alerting users to the extent that the security leak.
The company then discovered that an online gaming service has also been forced to separate to give access to another 25 million user accounts.Sony Online Entertainment services also being restored and customers are offered a free game time as compensation for a break, the company said. Sony also said it appointed the acting Chief Information Officer to monitor the security of its networks.
The attack is Sony’s highest profile in a series that have affected large companies in recent months, fueling concerns about the security of cloud services. “Over the past 18 months have seen a dramatic increase in the volume of cyber attacks, its sophistication and its impact on business,” Francis deSouza Sony cited the Internet security company Symantec as saying. The Japanese games company Square Enix, known as the Final Fantasy series, said Saturday that hackers had access to one of its Web sites and information obtained, even up to 25,000 customer e-mail, and possibly seekers work will continue.
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