Sony delays restoration of PSN services for “further testing”

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Bad news for Sony PlayStation users, with the company has delayed its planned restoration of some services of the PlayStation Network to an unspecified date as it continues testing its new system’s security.

The company said that some services would be restored this week.

Sony’s reason for delaying the restoration of its recently-hacked service was due to the extent of the attacks on another Sony online-gaming network Sony Online Entertainment, which has also left more credit card details to criminal hands.

“We were unaware of the extent of the attack on Sony Online Entertainment servers, and we are taking this opportunity to conduct further testing of the incredibly complex system. We know many of you are wanting to play games online, chat with your friends and enjoy all of the services PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have to offer, and trust me when I say we’re doing everything we can to make it happen,” Patrick Seybold, Senior Director for Corporate Communications and Social Media for PlayStation, wrote in a blog post.

“We apologize for the delay and inconvenience of this network outage.”