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PlayStation Network down time ends across the globe

Services restored across much of the world

Sony says it has brought an end to the lengthy PlayStation Network global down time.

The online service was taken down on April 20 following attacks by hackers, but it has now been restored across much of the world.

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"The UK, Ireland and the Middle East are all now back online," Sony said on the PlayStation Blog EU Twitter account. "PSN services have also been restored in the rest of Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and South America."

Sony boss Kaz Hirai said in a video announcement this weekend: "I wish we could have restored the network services faster, but these attacks were serious and sophisticated, and it simply took time to install and test the new security measures across our entire system.

"We felt that we owed it to you to fully test the security of the networks before restoring our service. And to show our gratitude... we are offering our customers a welcome back package of content and services."

[ SOURCE: Twitter ]

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