After three weeks of the PlayStation Network outage, which was caused by hackers last month, Sony has announced that it will take a few more days until the service is restored. The company plans to test the system's strength fully before restoring the online network which offers gaming, streaming movies, and other services.
Over 100 million Sony online accounts were affected from the cyber attack. The hackers worked their way into the network servers to collect names, passwords, and credit card information from millions of accounts. Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold announced on a blog post:
I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored. At this time, I can't give you an exact date, as it will likely be at least a few more days. We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work through this process.
Sony chief executive Howard Stringer also offered an apology and offered security theft services to those affected. Though Sony planned to restore parts of its online services last week, it was decided that further precautions were needed before a full live launch. Playstation fans are anxiously waiting for the network to be restored and end their nearly month-long drought of online gaming.