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PlayStation Network stays offline as Sony discovers yet more issues

PlayStation Network stays offline as Sony discovers yet more issues

By now, Sony had hoped to have PlayStation Network users back online, gaming away merrily to make up for all that lost time. Unfortunately neither the PSN nor Qriocity media streaming services are functioning yet; according to Sony, they're "still working to confirm the security of the network infrastructure, as well as working with a variety of outside entities to confirm with them of the security of the system." In short: you'll have to wait some more.

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European PlayStation Network anti-fraud protection “close”

European PlayStation Network anti-fraud protection “close”

US PlayStation Network users (and those getting their streaming goodness from Qriocity) already know how Sony plans to protect their identity, thanks to a 12 month bundled subscription to Debix's AllClear ID Plus service, but European gamers will have to wait a little longer. The European PlayStation Blog has confirmed that a "very similar" scheme is in the works, but will take a little longer to announce.

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SG Comics Presents: PlayStation Network Outage

SG Comics Presents: PlayStation Network Outage

The PlayStation Network outage looks to be resolved soon with the latest response from Sony stating that services will start coming back this week. Many PSN subscribers were upset with the situation, both frustrated at Sony's delay in response and at the hackers responsible. However, many couldn't help but aim their anger at Sony, with reports claiming 1 out of 5 would switch to the Xbox. Nonetheless, will Sony's response be enough for PSN subscribers and will they be able to regain trust? For both panels of this week's comic, continue after the cut.

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PlayStation Network and Qriocity back online from this week; Compensation detailed

PlayStation Network and Qriocity back online from this week; Compensation detailed

Sony has confirmed that it will begin a phased restoration of PlayStation Network and Qriocity streaming services this week, rolling out region by region, and bringing back newly-strengthened online gaming, music downloads, PlayStation Home access and more. Meanwhile Sony has also detailed its "complimentary offering and "welcome back" appreciation program" with which it hopes to sooth frustrated PSN users.

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PlayStation Network And Qriocity Services Questions And Answers

PlayStation Network And Qriocity Services Questions And Answers

Sony's PlayStation Network breach saga continues, having left customers without PSN service for over a week and now with possibly compromised credit card information. Sony claims the credit card information is encrypted, but that doesn't stop claims that the hackers have gotten to it and already offering it up for sale. There are surely many many questions PSN users have for Sony, and in response they have posted a Q&A list yesterday and one more today.

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PlayStation Network credit card data reportedly up for sale warn security experts

PlayStation Network credit card data reportedly up for sale warn security experts

Sony's PlayStation Network headaches continue, with security researchers claiming that the hackers who broke into the company's databases are offering to sell credit card numbers stolen from PSN users. Trend Micro threat researcher Kevin Stevens, reports the NYTimes, says that not only are the hackers seeking in excess of $100,000 for the database - which Sony has insisted is encrypted, but which other security experts warn may too have been infiltrated - but that they even offered it back to Sony.

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Sony Issues Update: PlayStation Network Account Information Compromised

Sony Issues Update: PlayStation Network Account Information Compromised

After many fits and starts, we finally have the real story of the the PlayStation Network outage. We had heard that there was an "external intrusion" into the network, we had heard that there had been rampant piracy, and we had been assured by Anonymous that they had nothing to do with it. Now Sony has issued a statement confirming that user account information has been compromised. See the full statement after the cut.

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Sony pulled PlayStation Network over rampant piracy?

Sony pulled PlayStation Network over rampant piracy?

A new explanation for the ongoing Sony PlayStation Network downtime has been suggested, with claims that Sony has taken the service offline so as to close a loophole that had been responsible for "extreme piracy of PSN content." PSX-Scene's "Chesh" took to Reddit to outline how a new PlayStation 3 custom firmware called Rebug was used by hackers to gain access to the PSN's developer networks. From there, it was possible to input fake credit card information and buy content without ever paying for it.

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Angry Birds Heading to Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network & WiiWare

Angry Birds Heading to Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network & WiiWare

We could say that Angry Birds is popular, but that would be an understatement. The game, which has made its way from iOS to webOS and Android, is a mobile title that lets you sling-shot birds from a set location, and take down structures where pigs reside, all in hopes of collecting points while you take out the pigs. The game's popularity has been insane, and it looks like Rovio, the developer behind the game, is getting ready to expand the horizons of some angry birds.

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