Playstation Network coming back Online When?

May 1, 2011 in NEWS, PS3

PSN will be up soon! For those of you pulling your hair out wondering when the Playstation Network will be back online and functional, according to a press release, it will be this week. Here are some specific “snippets” from the PR.
“Following a criminal cyber-attack on the company’s data-center located in San Diego, California, U.S.A., SNEI quickly turned off the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services, engaged multiple expert information security firms over the course of several days and conducted an extensive audit of the system.”

“With these measures in place, SCE and SNEI plan to start a phased rollout by region of the services shortly. The initial phase of the rollout will include, but is not limited to, the following:
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
Friends List
Chat Functionality”

“The new security measures implemented include, but are not limited to, the following:
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”

“The company also expedited an already planned move of the system to a new data center in a different location that has been under construction and development for several months. In addition, PS3 will have a forced system software update that will require all registered PlayStation Network users to change their account passwords before being able to sign into the service. As an added layer of security, that password can only be changed on the same PS3 in which that account was activated, or through validated email confirmation, a critical step to help further protect customer data.”

“The company will also rollout the PlayStation Network and Qriocity “Welcome Back” program, to be offered worldwide, which will be tailored to specific markets to provide our consumers with a selection of service options and premium content as an expression of the company’s appreciation for their patience, support and continued loyalty.

Central components of the “Welcome Back” program will include:

Each territory will be offering selected PlayStation entertainment content for free download. Specific
details of this content will be announced in each region soon.
All existing PlayStation Network customers will be provided with 30 days free membership in the
PlayStation Plus premium service. Current members of PlayStation Plus will receive 30 days free service.
Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity subscribers (in countries where the service is available) will receive
30 days free service.”


6 responses to Playstation Network coming back Online When?

  1. man it blows psn has been down for 2 week which means no black ops :(

  2. I think we should strike all treyarch because they have double xp over the weekend ps3 is
    down that is total bs…

  3. Check the latest post, Steve, No need to “strike” you silly goose ;)

  4. saif said on May 10, 2011

    I want the date}. 1 month PS3 Is gone

  5. like this blog…..

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