5/2/11

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Sony will resume this week some services PlayStation Network

Sony has confirmed it will resume some services PlayStation Network this week, after improving the security failure that allowed the theft of personal information pertaining to accounts of 77 million users.
   Sony, struggling to control the crisis brought upon the 'hacking' of the day, offer some free content to avoid loss of customers, including 30 days free premium service to users and registered.

   "This criminal act against our network had a significant impact not only our consumers but our entire industry. These illegal attacks obviously highlights the widespread problem of cybersecurity," said Kazuo Hirai said in a statement, the favorite to take greater charge of Sony.

   "The organization has worked 24 hours to resume services online and is doing after verifying the highest levels of security in our networks," said Hirai, who will be chief executive of the company that will address the public on the issue at a conference in Tokyo at 0500 GMT.

    The incident has prompted lawsuits and investigations by authorities in the U.S. and Europe, where about 90 percent of users of the network, which allows players to download software and compete with other members.

    Many users have complained about the fact that the first warning of a major Internet security violations should be given one week after Sony had shut down its network and Hirai hours after onset conduct an optimistic presentation of the first Tablet of the firm.

    Hirai needs to persuade users that the network is secure and investors that Sony's strategy to exploit synergies between hardware and content via online services, he has extended to include movies and music, is reasonable. Sony shares fell 4.5 percent on Thursday.

    In the United States, attorneys general, acting as consumer advocates have begun to investigate or review the issue in several states and regulators in the country, as the Federal Trade Commission could also be involved.