TORONTO – Following the Christmas Day cyber-attack that took PlayStation’s network offline for days, Sony is endeavoring to make good with gamers by offering a five-day extension on PlayStation Plus memberships.
“Since access to PlayStation Network was impacted during the holidays, we wanted to show our appreciation for your patience by offering all PlayStation Plus members that had an active membership or free tribulation on December 25th a membership extension of five days,” indited Eric Lempel, vice president of Sony Network Regalement, in a blog post.
The company verbalized it withal plans to offer gamers a one-time 10 per cent discount towards a PlayStation Store purchase “Sometime this month.” Sony’s PlayStation network was knocked offline, allegedly by a Distributed Denial of Accommodation attack, just as alacritous gamers were unwrapping incipient consoles and games on Christmas morning.
The group claims it was endeavoring to expose the number of security issues companies like Sony are facing with their networks. To apologize for the assailment, Sony offered gamers two free games and was later authoritatively mandated to pay US$15 million in a class action lawsuit over the data larceny.
Lizard Squad gave another hacker group denominated Guardians of Tranquility Sony employee logins, which may have been used to execute the massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures in November.