The Deal With the Sony Playstation Network

We all know that the Playstation Network (PSN) was shut down for more than three weeks in the month of April (all my guy friends were practically looking homeless). The PlayStation Network, which enables console owners to download games, has been offline since April 19th – after Sony discovered that hackers had breached security, accessing the personal information on up to 77 million accounts.

The company said it has improved its online security for consumers by making “considerable enhancements to the data security, including updating and adding advanced security technologies, additional software monitoring and penetration and vulnerability testing, and increased levels of encryption and additional firewalls.” The incident is considered one of the biggest data breaches to date. Sony admitted hackers likely got names, addresses, and credit card information.

Sony has announced it will begin a phased restoration of its PlayStation Network. The restoration will be complete by May 31st. Sony is sending out  formal emails advising users of its PlayStation Network how to sign up for the identity theft protection services it said it would offer customers. The company also expects the hacker attack on its PlayStation network to cost the company about $170 million.

How did you feel when PSN was shut down? What do you think about the whole issue? Leave a comment and let us know


Solape Dina

Student at University Of Ottawa. Graduated from Vivian Fowler in 2009. BA HONOURS Major in Psychology(BA) and major in Criminology. I am writing about technology because it is an important factor in the world today and it is rapidly changing the world. Being part of a tech blog is a great opportunity for me because it is not something that people really concentrate on (Nigerians). I intend on informing people about what is going on in the tech world by providing first hand quality information. I will blog with a concentration on business, marketing, and legal matters. Believe it or not business makes the world go round as it is our major means of trading and making money. I hope to grow and mature while being part of Technesstivity in terms of expanding my knowledge about gadgets, solving everyday technological problems and technology in general.

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