Sony continues to turn the PlayStation Network back on around the world following the hacking mayhem in late April, and Asia is the next destination.
That includes Japan, which previously stalled on allowing Sony to bring PSN back to its shores. The Japanese government didn't seem to faithful in Sony's promises for higher security precautions and identity protection without a clearer plan presented first.
There have been a few stumbling blocks for Sony lately that could justify Japan's questioning, including an exposed login flaw and a few more hacking incidents - including one into Japanese virtual points accounts worth over $1,200. However, Sony is going to be subject to a higher amount of scrutiny than usual for the next several months following this major mishap, even though many of these incidents are quite small and probably par for the course for most major tech companies.
Nonetheless, the PlayStation Network lights up again on May 28 in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Unfortunately for PSN subscribers in South Korea and Hong Kong, those countries are still on hold until further notice.
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