Sony reports growth in PSN users

Written by Iain Farquhar

September 2, 2011 // 12:08 p.m.

Tags: #anonymous #hack #playstation #psn #psn-hack #sony #sony-reports-growth-in-psn-users

Sony has revealed that the number of PlaySation Network users has increased by 3 million since the security breach the company suffered earlier this year.

Speaking at the IFA show in Berlin, Sony CEO Howard Stringer claimed that the PlayStation platform was now more popular and safer than it was before the breach.

I am pleased to tell you that the PSN is more secure and better than ever,’ said Stringer. ‘We are aggressively expanding its content. We have more that three million new customers since the network came back online, and sales are exceeding what we had before the cyberr attack.

Earlier this year Sony was attacked several times by hacking groups, with user details and credit card information compromised. Sony then came under intense scrutiny for failing to announce the extent of the security breach as quickly as possible and for not encrypting user data.

We at Sony have been flooded, we’ve been flattened, we’ve been hacked, we’ve been singed. But the summer of our discontent is behind us. The past is a prologue to future possibilities.

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