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PlayStation Network to Undergo Maintenance Tomorrow Morning

Written on April 15, 2012 by Lulu

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PlayStation Network is scheduled to undergo a 13-hour maintenance tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. EST.

The PlayStation Network is set to undergo a 13-hour maintenance tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. EST. This was announced by Matthew Harper, the Senior Manager for PlayStation Digital Platforms, through the PlayStation Blog.

While under maintenance the PSN Store, PlayStation Home, Account Management services and online play as well as PlayStation websites hosted on PSN servers, like the Official PlayStation Blog will be also unavailable.

Check out the official PlayStation twitter account for updates during the scheduled maintenance.

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Sony PSN Comes in Full Restoration on Wednesday

Written on July 05, 2011 by Adam Eve

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After a couple of announcements, Sony is said to bring the PlayStation in full restoration this Wednesday.

Sony’s PlayStation Network will end its 11-week outage, as its service comes in complete restoration in Japan this Wednesday. Last April 20, Sony PSN and Qriocity experienced a hack attack, which brought 77 million users’ private information in jeopardy and cost the company for almost $70 million.

The company also announced a couple of deadline recovery for the past months, including the April 21 statement that it can be a day or two before PlayStation Network gets fully restored. Kazuo Hirai, Sony’s Executive Deputy President, promised the services’ restoration by the end of the week on May 1. Then on May 14, Sony announced the initial phase of PSN’s resumption. The latest announcement was made on May 30, wherein the company promised a full restoration by the end of the week.

However, the Sony PlayStation Network subscribers can only hope that this will be the company’s last announcement of complete restoration. In addition to this, the Welcome Back program was also extended until 12:00 pm today.

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Sony Gives Away Free Games for All After PSN Store Restoration

Written on June 02, 2011 by Adam Eve

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After a couple of days' delay, Sony has finally restored in PlayStation Network in full functionality.

With the final step of fully restoring the PlayStation Network, Sony has announced that PlayStation Store service will be restored this week. Together with this, the Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity will also be back in full functionality. Sony now implements security enhancements to the network, and tested the PSN Store’s commerce functions.

In relation to this, customers don’t have to wait longer to have their ‘Welcome Back’ packages from Sony. All PSN subscribers will get two free games and 30 free days of PlayStation Plus, while Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of free premium subscription. Existing Music Unlimited Premium/Basic members, on the other hand, will get additional 30 days. PlayStation Home will provide 100 free virtual items as a ‘welcome back,’ and Sony will be making a selection of movie rental titles available for PSN customers for one week.

Further details for Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea as well as the remaining services on Qriocity will be announced once they become available. So for more update, keep it posted here at GADG.

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Sony PSN: Fully Restored by Weekend

Written on May 31, 2011 by Adam Eve

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After 43 days, Sony will be bringing back the PlayStation Network in its full functionality.

Sony confirmed that it will restore the PlayStation Network to full functionality this weekend for America, Europe, PAL territories and Asia. The Sony PSN and other associated services were taken offline following the security breach that occurred last month. Some services were resumed recently, but the company will re-enable the remaining functionality on weekend — including the PlayStation Store and the capability to redeem vouchers and game codes. Media-go and in-game purchase will also be back in the business.

However, these services won’t be restored to selected areas like Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea soon. Sony will offer welcome back gifts to all PlayStation Network and Qriocity members. The loot includes two free PS3 games and time usage of PlayStation Plus system.

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Get Your Free PSN ID Protection Now

Written on May 27, 2011 by Adam Eve

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A month after Sony suffered its first security breach on PSN and Qriocity, the company is now rolling out its ID Protection Program.

Not too long ago, Sony talked about its protection program for PSN and Qriocity users affected by the April 19 security breach. The company stated that it will cover the cost of Debix’s 12 month AllClear ID PLUS identity protection program for each PSN and Qriocity user in the United States. True to their word, Sony has started assigning user activation codes for the program.

However, PSN and Qriocity users are advised that redeeming their free one year coverage will end on June 28, 2011. No users are allowed to sign up after 11:59:59 (CST) on the said date.

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PSN’s Password Reset Vulnerability, Unveiled

Written on May 19, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Sony's password reset system for the restored PlayStation Network, which recently returned to full functionality, has been revealed to have further vulnerabilities of its own.

After last month’s security breach at Sony’s PlayStation Network, the whole system is now in full function again. However, further password reset vulnerabilities has been revealed.

That said, Sony was forced to shut down some websites to fix the problem — which could enable hackers to change a user password and gain access to their account. The vulnerability is based on the password reset system, which needs the PSN account’s email address and the user’s date of birth.

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Sony PSN Offline Again!

Written on May 18, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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It's the end of the world for PSN users! Another hack exploit another down result.

Another round battle for Sony team to fix several problem issue. PSN is currently down due to another hack incident, PSN password reset page could be violated using info stolen in original hack. The exploit allows people to change users’ password via the “PSN password reset page” using only a PSN account email and date of birth – both of which were obtained by hackers in the original breach. As a result, PSN sign-in is now unavailable on a number of Sony’s sites. The site that password reset emails direct users to has also been taken down. “Unfortunately this also means that those who are still trying to change their password via Playstation.com or Qriocity.com will be unable to do so for the time being,” a Sony statement confirmed. You can go to this link to have news and update for this incident.

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Sony Details the PSN Welcome Back Package

Written on May 17, 2011 by Adam Eve

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PSN is now back, and they've got some sweet Welcome Back treats for their loyal subscribers.

Following Sony PSN’s lenthy outage, the company has detailed its Welcome Back package in the hopes that it will appease the affected subscribers of the online service.

Will these bunch of goodies be enough to convince you that the PSN is now back, or would you rather go for the Xbox 360?

See the Welcome Back package’s complete details after the skip.

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PSN Downtime: Costs Millions of Dollars for Capcom

Written on May 11, 2011 by Adam Eve

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"The resulting outage is obviously costing us hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in revenue." --- Christian Svensson, Senior Vice President, Capcom

According to Street Fighter game developer, Capcom, the continued PlayStation Network downtime costs publishers and developers hundreds of thousands. Moreover, the current situation puts future projects at risk. Capcom’s senior vice president, Christian Svensson, revealed at the Capcom Unity forums that the PSN blackout is costing the company a large amount of money.

Sony cleared out yesterday that the PSN and its related services may not be fully restored until the end of May.

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After PSN, Sony’s Online Entertainment is also Under Attack

Written on May 10, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Sony encountered another security breach again, as its Online Entertainment services is under cyber attack.

Following the chaos created by a security breach in its PSN and Qriocity, Sony is once again under cyber attack with its Online Entertainment services.

Sony also added that the security breach may also affect older credit card data from their 2007 database. These data may include bank accounts, debit card and credit card expiration dates and numbers from certain subscribers from Spain, Netherlands, Austria and Germany.

The Sony Online Entertainment is now offline and they are seeking help from an outside security firm.

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