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Sony's PlayStation Network To Return In A Few Days

Sony’s PlayStation Network and Qriocity services might come back online in a couple of days, the company announced.

The company had earlier revealed in a blog post that it was re-working the entire PSN platform, adding enhanced security measures to prevent future attacks.

In an open letter to the 77 million PSN users affected by the breach and the PSN downtime that followed, Sony President and CEO Sir Howard Stringer apologised for the entire incident and said that the company was working with the best in the industry to find the perpetrators and secure the system.

“As a company we — and I — apologize for the inconvenience and concern caused by this attack. Under the leadership of Kazuo Hirai, we have teams working around the clock and around the world to restore your access to those services as quickly, and as safely, as possible,” Stringer said, The Telegraph (opens in new tab) reports.

He also said that the services will be coming back online in the next couple of days but did not set a date for the re-launch.

The company is also offering $1 million identity theft insurance to the US based users of PSN and said that similar services for users in regions outside the US will be launched soon.

Sony PSN users will also receive a complementary Welcome Back package which will grant them free access to PlayStation Plus premium service for a month. Sony will also extend subscriptions for PS + and Music Unlimited users to make up for the lost time.