Digital News Report – PlayStation users will need to update their software and change their password to use their online gaming network.
Last month hackers were able to breach the PlayStation Network servers. Sony was able to shut down their servers – but it was too late – criminals already obtained usernames, passwords, birthdays and other information.
Since the initial break-in, software engineers have been working to correct the problem and upgrade security.
In a statement Saturday Sony told their users that they will need to upgrade their software and change their password. “If you have never downloaded any content using your account on the system, an email will be sent to the registered sign-in ID associated with your account when you first attempt to sign-in to PSN,” the company said.
Users will need to upgrade to version 3.61. “We strongly recommend that all PSN account holders with PS3s update their systems to prepare for when PlayStation Network is back online”, the company said. As of this week, the network is still down.
By Robert Williams