Sony to Finally Complete Restoration of PlayStation Services After Attacks

Sony is restoring its PlayStation and other online entertainment networks tomorrow in Japan, representing the very last market to be restored after a cyber attack brought everything down nearly two and a half months ago.

In May, Sony started restoring services to many regions with the exception of a few countries, such as Japan. As of tomorrow, the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services will have been restored in all countries, Sony says.

The Japanese electronics giant was the subject of one of the biggest network attacks in history with nearly every one of its online gaming and entertainment properties getting hit, stretching back to March.

Since then, it has been busy conducting an investigation and adding considerable security enhancements to prevent such attacks in the future.

The attacks were reportedly conducted by LulzSec, a hacking troupe, that has targeted a number of gaming companies, including Nintendo, Eve Online and Bethesda Softworks.

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