PSN Update: Additional Testing And Checks Still Required
We had heard some PlayStation Network services would return this week but obviously, that hasn't happened.
Sony has been updating on a fairly consistent basis since this thing exploded, and their latest report can be found at the PlayStation Blog. As you might expect, the company is desperately trying to insure the security of their rebuilt Network:
"As you may know, we’ve begun the process of restoring the service through internal testing of the new system. We’re still working to confirm the security of the network infrastructure, as well as working with a variety of outside entities to confirm with them of the security of the system. Verifying the system security is vital for the process of restoration. Additional comprehensive system checks and testing are still required, and we must complete that process before bringing the systems online."
They say their "utmost priorities are the security of the network and ensuring your data is safe," so that's encouraging. What's a little discouraging is the fact that they "were unaware of the extent of the attack on Sony Online Entertainment servers." ...although, that does raise the question: is the PSN and SOE problems more closely related than we thought? The SOE security breach wasn't discovered until later, after all.
5/6/2011 9:25:50 PM Ben Dutka