Beginning next Wednesday, Sony PlayStation Network accounts will be renamed Sony Entertainment Network accounts, bringing the PlayStation Network (PSN) identity under the broader Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) brand.
Sony has in the last 24 hours locked down 93,000 network accounts after detecting a large number of failed sign-in attempts across their entertainment networks. This is most likely a brute-force hacking attempt whereby a large database of username and password pairs are tested against Sony's network via an automated script in the hope that some will match.
Sony is reportedly redesigning its PlayStation Network (PSN) user interface as part of a major rebranding operation to counteract the fallout from a month-long network outage. The outage began in April of this year after hackers gained access to PSN servers and potentially compromised the personal details of 77 million users.
Exactly three weeks after the initial suspension of PlayStation Network services, no exact restoration date has yet been confirmed to eager gamers. Instead, an update on the European PlayStation blog states that restoration will take “at least a few more days”.
As gamers eagerly await the restoration of PlayStation Network (PSN) services in “the coming days”, many forecast additional new features and improvements that may launch with the “new” PSN. When full gaming services resume, a massive PSN update may introduce an improved XMB (the PS3 user interface and menu system), cross-game chat and in-game video chat.
Sony customers in Europe are being warned that Credit Card numbers, home addresses, birth dates and personal passwords have all be compromised in the global hack on the PlayStation and Qriocity networks in April.
Today Sony will reveal details of how their PlayStation Network and Qriocity music service were hacked. But if you are one of the millions of Sony customers who fears their Credit Card details have been hacked what should you do?
Sony will announce findings of its internal probe into last week’s massive network security breach and a possible services restoration date tomorrow Sunday May 01. The Japanese consumer electronics giant declared earlier today that it would hold a press conference tomorrow where further details concerning the historic outage will be announced, including the possibility that 2.2 million PSN users’ encrypted credit card details have been stolen.
Sony have posted an update to their European PlayStation blog confirming that hackers are to blame for the on-going PlayStation Network (PSN) outage. The outage, which is affecting 70 million PlayStation and PSP users, has disrupted game-play and various media features like music and movie streaming on the network since Wednesday evening.
Sony PlayStation 3 owners are experiencing a prolonged PlayStation Network (PSN) outage that has more persisted for more than twenty-four hours in multiple regions, including Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates. The outage which is affecting more than 70 million PS3 and PSP owners may persist until tomorrow, a update on the European PlayStation blog states.