PlayStation Network gained over 3 Million users after attack

Posted on Sep 2 2011 - 11:14pm by Thomas Sharp

After the massive breach that took place last April, Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) still continued to get people to spend money and attract new users.

Sony Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer announced the news during a conference at the IFA conference in Berlin, Germany.

“I’m pleased to tell you that the PSN is more secure and better than ever,” Stringer said. “We are aggressively expanding its content. We have more than 3 million new customers since the network came back online, and sales are exceeding what we had before the cyber attacks.”

He added that the attack on its gaming network is behind them and he noted that the PlayStation Network is “more secure and better than ever.”

In April, the PlayStation Network was severely attacked, causing its users’ billing and personal information to be obtained by hackers. The service was taken offline afterwards and was not brought back up until mid-May.

The incident got too messy, even getting political figures, the DHS and the FBI involved. Sony was then criticized and a number of lawsuits were filed. Stringer then said that most breaches go unreported by other companies and while about 43 percent notify the victim in a month’s time, he was proud to say that Sony reported in just a week.

Sony’s Kaz Hirai also announced the company’s plans to create a new platform called Sony Entertainment Network, which will incorporate the PSN along with Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited. The company has already set up a new website for the new service.


via: Kotaku

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