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PSN to be Restored, Customers Compensated

posted May 1, 2011, 6:59 PM by Nathan Eliason   [ updated May 1, 2011, 7:10 PM ]
    All the way back in April, when the PlayStation Network was hacked and information stolen (see previous posts), the network went down, and Sony is finally speaking of the imminent launch. Although most features will come back soon, certain things like the PSN Store may take more than a month to be restored.
    What's this about "compensation"? Well, first, you're going to have to change your password. A mandatory update will require all PSN and Qriocity passwords to be renewed. But, once you've done that, you will get free select downloads and 30 days of PlayStation Plus, a premium web service that includes free demos and games, exclusive insights on new games, and more. 
    Other than that, there is a lot of technical stuff Sony is working really hard at to make their network more secure, like hiring a Chief Security Information Officer for Sony Computer Entertainment. Wow, I'm the CSIOSCE.

P.S: This is my last post about Sony for now. Yaayy!