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Full restoration of Qriocity service starts today for all territories but Japan

Full restoration of Qriocity service starts today for all territories but Japan

Sony is still digging its way from under the aftermath of the breach of its PlayStation network. Much of the PSN is back online in most countries though some are still without service. Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Corp announced today that the full restoration of Qriocity service will be made today in all territories where the service operates except one. That one territory that the service will remain unavailable in is Japan.

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PlayStation Network “Welcome Back” Program Available Now!

PlayStation Network “Welcome Back” Program Available Now!

If you've been wondering about what happened to the whole PlayStation Network "Welcome Back" package, well, wonder no more. The program has officially kicked off today. It's been about two weeks since we last revealed the details, which include free games and free subscription trials. But to answer all the questions you might have about how to claim your free stuff, Sony has provided a long questions and answers list, which we've included after the cut.

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Sony: PSN back online on Friday (but Japan & others miss out)

Sony: PSN back online on Friday (but Japan & others miss out)

Sony will miss its May 31 self-imposed deadline for full restoration of the PlayStation Network, instead promising to have all services in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia - excluding Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea - active once more by the end of the week. The embarrassing, ongoing delay in Sony's home country is apparently due to more stringent information security mandates from the Japanese government; Sony has declined to comment on delays in other parts of Asia.

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Sony PSN users can now sign up for identity theft protection offer

Sony PSN users can now sign up for identity theft protection offer

Users of the Sony PlayStation Network have had a bad month or so now. First, a hack took the system offline. Later we learned that just about all the data users put into their accounts had been stolen, and then when Sony put up a way for users to change passwords to secure their accounts again the method used was flawed and open to hacks. Sony announced as a way to soothe the angry PSN users that it would be offering free games and free identity protection for users.

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PlayStation Store To Be Back Online May 24th

PlayStation Store To Be Back Online May 24th

Despite a cheerful announcement last Saturday from Sony exec Kazuo Hirai that the PlayStation Network was back online, the network had another hiccup when reports found that its password resetting process had a security loophole. Sony has since resolved the issue, but has yet to confirm when the PlayStation Store will be back online. An intercepted memo that Sony sent to game developers and publishing partners now reveals that the PlayStation Store should return by next Tuesday, May 24th.

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Sony PlayStation Network suffers new hack

Sony PlayStation Network suffers new hack

Sony's PlayStation Network woes continue, with the company's own password reset system - a mandatory step in getting back online after Sony restored PSN services at the weekend - turning out to be a loophole for account theft. Resetting a password required just a PSN account email and the user's date of birth, Nyleveia spotted: two elements that were among the data stolen in the original hack back in April.

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Sony’s Stringer Calls PlayStation Network Outage a “Hiccup”

Sony’s Stringer Calls PlayStation Network Outage a “Hiccup”

Sony's CEO, Howard Stringer, did several interviews today, with Bloomberg, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He said that Sony is no closer to finding the culprit behind the attack, and is focusing on security challenges ahead. He told Bloomberg, "Nobody's system is 100 percent secure. This is a hiccup in the road to a network future." The PlayStation Network went down on April 20th, and only came back online on Saturday. Sony is still working to sort out issues with the Network and to regain its users' trust.

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