gamer.blorge.com: As many of you already know the PlayStation Network came under attack which caused the service to be down for 24 days. However, Sony has put together a “Welcome Back Program” to apologize for the inconvenience PS3 owners have suffered through this ordeal.
Many have drawn parallels of the PSN outage to that of the Xbox Live outage back a few years ago which lasted 15 days. There is also a data breach involved but It appears that the hackers were only able to make off with some of the personal data that’s really available publically. Also, it seems that the initial fears of credit card data being stolen was overkill as both Visa and MasterCard have now backed up Sony’s assertion that there is no evidence this data was compromised.