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Sony PlayStation Network Might Not Be Back Online For Weeks

Sony Playstation Network Relaunch Delay

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 05/09/11 11:17 AM ET Updated: 07/09/11 06:12 AM ET

Waiting for the PlayStation Network to go back online? You'll have to wait some more.

Sony says the PlayStation Network will be fully restored by May 31, according to Bloomberg, despite earlier promises to have the network back up by this Monday.

"When we held the press conference in Japan last week, based on what we knew, we expected to have the services online within a week," the company said in a press release. "We were unaware of the extent of the attack on Sony Online Entertainment servers."

Sony's PlayStation Network was breached by hackers, exposing over 100 million accounts. According to All Things Digital, the company is considering offering a bounty for information to help find the culprits.

Sony has accused the activist hacker group Anonymous of contributing to the major breach, though Anonymous has repeatedly denied any culpability.

UPDATE:
Dean Takahashi of VentureBeat reports that Bloomberg's information is incorrect and that there is no new information regarding when the PlayStation Network will relaunch.

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