Sony Reaches ‘Important Step’ Towards PSN Restoration

by Mike Bendel May 5, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

While there’s still no firm ETA other than “this week,” Sony Computer Entertainment America spokesperson Patrick Seybold gave an update today on the company’s exhaustive effort to restore PSN and Qriocity services. This comes following a large scale intrusion that exploited server software¬†vulnerabilities, leaving approximately 101 million accounts compromised across multiple SCE regions.

“Today our global network and security teams at Sony Network Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment began the final stages of internal testing of the new system, an important step towards restoring PlayStation Network and Qriocity services,” read a statement on the official PS Blog.

Seybold further noted that “We will provide additional updates as soon as we can.” It sounds like Sony is approaching the final hours of bringing the network back online, so here’s hoping we’ll have access by this weekend. It’s been a few tough weeks for PS3 owners.

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