Sunday, 1 May 2011

Sony: We're sorry!

Sony announced on Sunday that parts of the PlayStation Network will be back online this week and gamers will receive compensation for not being able to log on, due to the hacking of PSN.

Sony executives also apologized for the breach, and they're conducting a thorough and ongoing investigation into the matter and once the PlayStation Network is restored online, users will have to change their account passwords before being able to log into the service. The update will require users to change their passwords on the PS3 on which the account was activated, or through e-mail validation.

To thank customers for their patience and loyalty, Sony announced they would offer PlayStation Network users 30 days free membership in the PlayStation Plus service, which provides access to exclusive games, beta trials for games and other nice stuff.

Current subscribers to the PlayStation Plus service, don't worry. You will receive an additional 30 days for free. :)

38 comments:

  1. I actually didn't notice this, thanks for the info :]

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  2. Oh yea, free playstation plus membership here I come.

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  3. 30 free days for leaking peoples credit cards, yeah thats sounds fair right!

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  4. Xbox player/fan here, but atleast sony have finally taken the time to look at customer satisfaction for once in my view.

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  5. i'm glad not using psn :)

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  6. Thank God I bought prepaid cards.

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  7. and this is why im with xbox, although the paying is annoying

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  8. Thanks goodness I'm playing the Wii

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  9. they will never find "who" hacked psn

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  10. Too bad Sony her system is so fucked up people can hack it every time :/

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  11. Well they had a lot of security weaknesses. Now they have it.

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  12. I'm sure the people hit would have have their money back :p

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  13. That is why I own a Xbox 360. I don't mind paying for a secure network. :D

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  14. Sony is fucked up if every person affected makes an accusation :/

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  15. Join the PC master race and worry not!

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  16. FINALLY! Nice compensation, too. :)

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  17. At least it's something. I personally wouldn't see justice in causing Sony too much financial harm, as long as those responsible for security were fired

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  18. The question is who has you credit card info...

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  19. 30 days to tease you with their premium survey? It's almost as if they WANTED you to have your personal info stolen!

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  20. 30 days isn't enough. Give us a PS Classic game or something. BOO SONY!

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  21. we have to just wait and see the credit card scams that are comming.

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  22. Definitely a step in the right direction.

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  23. Yeah im annoyed at sony. A lot .

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  24. I think Sony handled the situation as well as could be expected and 30 days free is more than adequate compensation!

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  25. It's always nice to see big Corporations not only admitting their mistakes, but also trying to fix the problem.

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  26. Sorry just dosn't cut it.

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  27. Sony knows how to make things better with even more free stuff! Woot!

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  28. great for us, free month of psn+ and ive not even been online for weeks lol

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  29. Meh...Sony should be able to do more than just give free subscription service. I want them to send everyone a PS3 :P

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