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PlayStation Network buckles under restart

May 16, 2011

The deluge of gamers trying to get back on to the PlayStation Network has caused problems for Sony. The recently restored service had to be taken offline again briefly because of the sheer number of users trying to change their passwords.

Sony was forced to close the network a month ago when hackers gained access to members’ personal details. Since then, the Japanese electronic giant has been working to improve its security systems.

Limited service has now been restored in most countries, including the UK and US.

Users logging on again are asked to reset their passwords. They are then sent an e-mail confirming the new credentials.

The Qriocity film and music services also started to be restored in the US and Europe. The restoration of Japanese and Asian services would begin soon, Sony said.

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