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Sony's PlayStation Network Store Back Online

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 06/02/11 08:55 AM ET Updated: 08/02/11 06:12 AM ET

After suffering a cyber attack that compromised information belonging to over 100 million users and left Sony's PlayStation Network offline, Sony announced that it has finally restored its PlayStation Network for customers in the U.S., Europe, and parts of Asia.

Sony's PlayStation Network went back online earlier this month, though not all services were available. Sony announced in a blog post published late June 1 that the final piece of the network was being restore and that users would once again have access to the PlayStation Network Store, an online market through which users can download music, games, movies and more.

Users will still have to wait to take advantage of some of the offers Sony has promised as a way of apologizing for the lengthy outage.

"You may have noticed that the content promised as part of the Welcome Back offer is not yet live," Sony wrote. "It is currently in the final stages of testing and will be available to download soon; we'll be sure to let you know when."

The attack on Sony's network cost the company an estimated $170 million.

The Associated Press notes, "The company says it has added 'considerable' security enhancements to protect customer data. It created a new 'Chief Information Security Officer' position amid criticism that the company hadn't been vigilant enough about online security."

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