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Sunday
May012011

Sony: Some Playstation Network Services to Resume

Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures(TOKYO) -- Sony has some good news for Playstation gamers, as the company announced that some Playstation Network services will resume in the coming week.

Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment International announced Sunday that some steps have been taken to enhance the network’s security and that Playstation Network and Qriocity services such as gaming, music and video services will soon be turned on.

Playstation gamers around the world have been unable to play using the online network since April 20, when the system was shut down following a criminal cyber-attack on Sony’s data-center located in San Diego, California.

The company says personal data of some 77 million customers was accessed by an unauthorized person between April 17 and April 19. Credit card information from some customers may have been accessed; however, the company was unable to confirm whether or not credit card data was taken.

Officials say the FBI is now conducting an investigation into the cyber-attack.

Sony says it also has plans to launch a “Welcome Back” program, which will provide customers around the world with “service options and premium content as an expression of the company’s appreciation for their patience, support and continued loyalty.”

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