Tag Archives: PSN outage
Tue, Jul 12, 2011 | 14:30 BST
EEDAR has published a new Retail Buyer Report for July which, using IGN GamerMetric figures, discusses how Sony’s Welcome Back Program helped boost sales through the firm’s PlayStation Network.
Sat, Jun 11, 2011 | 22:16 BST
SEGA’s executive vice president of marketing, Alan Pritchard, has said that despite the recent PSN outage due to security reasons, SEGA still has a good relationship with Sony and it plans to keep it that way.
Thu, Jun 09, 2011 | 06:58 BST
PlayStation’s perpetually derided virtual world social network, Home, has suddenly rocketed to record activity levels.
Tue, May 31, 2011 | 03:48 BST
A hacker group has threatened imminent and drastic action against Sony – when it finishes with PBS.
Fri, May 27, 2011 | 07:47 BST
Sony chief Sir Howard Stringer has said he wasn’t even aware of past attacks on the PlayStation Network.
Thu, May 26, 2011 | 02:16 BST
Sony has begun mailing out invitations to its free identity-theft protection subscriptions.
Tue, May 24, 2011 | 07:11 BST
Sony has announced an upcoming firmware update for PSP, assisting users to update their PlayStation Network password from the portable’s XMB.
Fri, May 20, 2011 | 10:03 BST
Sony intends to bring the PlayStation Store back online on May 24, should a memo sent to the firm’s publishing partners be any indication, following PSN being taken down as the result of a mid-April hack.
Tue, May 17, 2011 | 02:07 BST
Katsuhiro Harada has said the PlayStation Network’s outage has had negative effects on Namco Bandai.
Tue, May 17, 2011 | 15:27 BST
Sony has detailed the Welcome Back packages for the EU and US PlayStation Networks, including a choice of two free PS3 games.
Mon, May 16, 2011 | 17:07 BST
The Japanese PlayStation Network has been barred from resuming service until Japanese government officials are satisfied that security has improved.
Sat, May 14, 2011 | 15:26 BST
A report over on Bloomberg states that Amazon cloud servers were used to attack PSN.
Thu, May 12, 2011 | 15:01 BST
Retail sources close to Edge have told the site shops are getting more PS3 trade-ins than usual, as Sony’s PSN services continue to remain offline.
Fri, May 06, 2011 | 05:18 BST
Hackers are said to be planning yet another offensive against Sony, and have apparently claimed responsibility for the attacks of April 16.
Fri, May 06, 2011 | 03:29 BST
Cyber-security expert Dr. Gene Spafford has told the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade that Sony allegedly ignored reports of gaping vulnerabilities on its servers.
Fri, May 06, 2011 | 06:27 BST
Sony chairman, president and CEO Sir Howard Stringer has penned a letter to PlayStation Network and Qriocity members, assuring of the company’s utmost efforts to restore both services and ensure ongoing security.
Fri, May 06, 2011 | 01:56 BST
Sony has announced it will provide free AllClear ID Plus protection to customers through an agreement with identity security firm Debix.
Fri, May 06, 2011 | 04:22 BST
Sony has announced via the PS Blog that ii has moved into a final stage of testing before restoring certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity services.
Sony had previously predicted it would restore select features – namely, online multiplayer – some time this week, with others, including the PS Store, expected by the end of the month.
Further updates have been promised soon.
Wed, May 04, 2011 | 02:53 BST
Sony has added a third security firm to its PlayStation Network attack investigation, alongside US Homeland Security and the FBI.
Wed, May 04, 2011 | 00:00 BST
Sony Online Entertainment has said that its own network and the PSN share architecture to “some degree”, and that both attacks were “similar in nature”.