PlayStation Network was temporarily shut last week due to an illegal intrusion into their network that stole user data.The company announced that it will be back this week with “Welcome Back” program to compromise with the issue.The exact day PSN will be back has not been mentioned by Sony.
The Welcome back program offers a 30 day free PlayStation Plus account for all globally.Existing members get additional 30 days.Sony also offers selected PlayStation entertainment content for free.The information regarding it will be announced region-wise soon.Music Unlimited subscribers(in whichever country applicable) will receive free service for 30 days.
PlayStation store will continue be down and is expected to be back by this month.The PSN, once online,will require you to change your password on your first login.This is to protect your security as the information has been stolen last week.Sony also said that it believes no credit card info has been stolen,but has requested users to keep track of their bank transaction as a precaution.Kazuo Hirai , Executive Deputy President , Sony Corporation said,
These illegal attacks obviously highlight the widespread problem with cyber-security. We take the security of our consumer’s information very seriously and are committed to helping our consumers protect their personal data.In addition, the organization has worked around the clock to bring these services back online, and are doing so only after we had verified increased levels of security across our networks.
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