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.
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..