Sony has begun a new plan to restore Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) across this week after more than 77 million user’s personal data was stolen. In an effort to win back the trust of users a ‘Welcome Back’ program to ‘thank its [ PlayStation Network and Qriocity] customers for their patience and loyalty’ has been established with certain content offered for free, 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership and unlimited music from Qriocity depending on the availability in the country which you live in.
Sony has also outlined new security procedures including added firewalls and better encryption and detection in a Sony Blog post. Kazuo Hirai, Executive Deputy President of Sony said ‘this criminal act against our network had a significant impact not only on our consumers, but our entire industry.’
The company has offered an apology to customers. Last year the company earned $78 billion and share prices are expected to rise on the New York Stock Exchange after a 2.5% rise on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.