Monday, May 16, 2011

Playstation Network has Back

. Monday, May 16, 2011

Good news for users of Sony's game console Playstation 3 or Playstation Portable who are accustomed to using the Playstation Network because the service is re-operated, although only partially, since May 15 midnight. This service is suspended for 22 days since April 20 following a cyber attack that resulted in the theft of data of its users. PSN recovery does not take place at once, but in several stages. Currently, only the United States and Canada.

Apart from PSN and Qriocity, other services are restored, such as Music Unlimited, Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, and Although Playstation Store till now could not be accessed.

Playstation users will surely realize the improvement in the security system during re-entry, one order to change the password of the account in question. Sony claims to have improved security systems up to several times those involving security and computer forensics experts. Improved security system includes advanced security technologies, increasing the level of data encryption, firewall enhancement, and systems that provide early warning of abnormal activity that can lead to cyber attacks. They realize that identity theft via the Internet is a phenomenon that will often take place in the future.

Playstation Network on April 20, hit by cyber attacks, precisely in the data center owned by Sony, which is located in San Diego, California, United States. According to the release issued by Sony on May 2, identity theft is expected to take place on 16 and 17 April 2011 with an estimated 24.6 million accounts were stolen.

Other information may also be stolen includes 12,700 credit card numbers following expiration dates although it insists there is no credit card security code data that is leaking. In addition, there is also information in the form of 10 700 direct debit account from some customers from Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain.

Type of account information is stolen by the thieves, such as name, address, e-mail address, birth date, gender, telephone numbers, login identification, following some of its password. Direct debit account information stolen, such as bank account numbers, account holder name, account name, and address of account holder.

Because they do not want to happen again then Sony improve security and monitoring system expressly in order to take action more quickly.


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