Sony has taken a well-deserved beating in the press (and with fans—see the video below) over the hacking of the PlayStation Network, which has compromised subscribers' personal information. The cyber-attack has caused the PlayStation network to be down since April 19 and some estimates predict that Sony could lose billions as a result. In a press release, Sony has stated that some of its services will be restored this week and they're initiating a “Welcome Back” program to try to control the bleeding repay users:
• Each territory will be offering selected PlayStation entertainment content for free download. Specific details of this content will be announced in each region soon.
• All existing PlayStation Network customers will be provided with 30 days free membership in the PlayStation Plus premium service. Current members of PlayStation Plus will receive 30 days free service.
• Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity subscribers (in countries where the service is available) will receive 30 days free service.
Sony has also stated that additional offerings will roll out over the next few weeks. Are they doing enough to assuage fears and restore confidence to their customers? [via PlayStation.com]