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Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Sony store still down, will return by month’s end


Sony, which is still being hit by cyber attacks, has yet to restore its PlayStation store. (YURIKO NAKAO - REUTERS)
In a blog post Tuesday, Sony spokesman Jeff Rubenstein had to type some sad words for PlayStation gamers:

For those asking about the PlayStation Store, we’re still targeting restoration of all services by the end of this month. Contrary to reports, the Store will not be publishing today.

Several outlets had reported that a memo to developers said the store would be back up by May 24th — a date that’s come and gone.

Even the most patient gamers are getting antsy as they wait for the store to come back online so they can redeem the “Welcome Back” package Sony has offered to make amends for a security breach that knocked out its online services for three weeks and exposed millions of users’ personal information.

“I appreciate the updates but they are so vague,” one user wrote on the blog post, “I understand a time-line is impossible but I am seeing a lot of people switching over.”

Sony is still being hit with cyber attacks through its subsidiaries around the world. The company shut down some services in Canada after an attack on its Sony Ericsson eShop exposed users’ personal information, though Sony has said that the Web site in question is not attached to its servers. Tuesday, Sony said 8,500 records containing e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, user names and passwords were obtained in an attack on a site associated with Sony Music Entertainment Greece. No credit card data was taken in that attack..

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By  |  04:28 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Tags:  Gaming, Security

 
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