May 9th Update: The Sony PlayStation Network down crisis is receiving a prolonged outage based on the recent website attack, according to a spokesperson. The PSN, still not online, has a target of May 31.
At this point, another delay is not much of a shocker to the PS3, SOE, and Qriocity members from the PSN hacked incident. In psychology, it's called "learned helplessness," or being conditioned in getting one's rear kicked.
According to a report from Bloomberg, a Tokyo-based spokesperson gave the dismal news of a (another) delay. Shigenori Yoshida said the Sony PlayStation Network, down since April 20, failed to get back online by week's end.
The company is conducting further testing on a new and improved network security system designed to prevent another data breach by hackers of PSN.
Yes, you heard it right; the PSN is far off from getting back online. You'll just have to wait a little while longer before playing "Black Ops."
Bummer; it stinks, but the company has much to gain at this point by creating a secure system.
No one wants another breach that involves over 100 million gamers, suddenly left in the dark and with the only option to defect to Xbox.
Remember that the Sony PlayStation Network is down because the company failed to keep an eye on your private data, but kept innovation in its crosshairs.
It's worth the wait to get the PSN back online, because a few freebies are in order, and a $1 million identity theft insurance policy is yours at no cost.
It's more than you had before. It all amounts to peace of mind. Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.
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