The web was abuzz a couple of weeks ago with stories about how the Sony PlayStation Network was hacked.
Sony has now restored the PlayStation Network, with North America already up and running, and other countries in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Middle East following suit. Gamers in Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South America have also reason to smile now as the network has been activated on these countries as well.
We will recall that Sony chairman and chief executive Howard Stringer offered a personal apology to the millions of users affected by the Sony hack, with the company offering a year of free credit monitoring and an ID theft policy.
“As a company we — and I — apologize for the inconvenience and concern caused by this attack,” Stringer wrote in a blog post.
Sony attempted to confirm whether the hack was the work of the “Anonymous” hacker group.
As to concerns that credit card information were stolen, Sony’s Stringer said that the company isn’t convinced that credit-card information has been at risk. “To date, there is no confirmed evidence any credit card or personal information has been misused, and we continue to monitor the situation closely,” Stringer wrote.