New PS3 firmware update May 2011, down to PSN outage

By Peter Chubb - Apr 28, 2011

With all the issues that Sony has with the PlayStation Network we have now learned that there is to be a new PS3 firmware update for May 2011, which is down to the PSN outage. This will also mean that users will finally be allowed on to their accounts. We would’ve advised that you change your password on your PSN account, but the PS3 update will force you to do so.

Sony has not issued any more news on this, so it is anyone’s guess as to when the PlayStation Network will be up and running, but we recently reported that it could go live by the end of the weekend. One thing we do know, it had better be quick – users are starting to lose patience. There have even been those or are considering a move to the Xbox 360, which they have always seen as the dark-side.

We knew that there were a few issues over a security breach, but were shocked when Sony admitted that our credit card details along with other personal details had been stolen as well. There is already one case where a guy is said to be suing Sony, but we do not know the details – we wonder if this will be an isolated case?

eXophase has been discussing how they are a little confused how a company like Sony allowed for our personal data to be stored unencrypted? However, at least the company will take steps not to allow such a thing to happen again – we wonder it it is too little too late?

Sony has said that the entire PSN infrastructure will now be moved to a more secure location. What would Sony do if people started to have their identities stolen or strange transactions appearing on their credit card bills – not certain if our banks will be too pleased to foot that bill?

Are you happy with how Sony has handled this whole PSN issue?

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Also See: PS4 5.50 update notes for March 8