PlayStation hack victims to be given holiday gift from Sony

Sony is offering a belated Xmas gift to anyone that suffered from the PlayStation hacks
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Anyone who experienced issues following the Christmas Day hacks on the PlayStation Network will be given a little gift from Sony as compensation.

The gift will be in the form of a five-day membership extension for PlayStation owners.

The hack saw users unable to connect to the PS network due to it being showered with traffic resulting in members being locked out.

Sony wrote on a blog post: “As you probably know, PlayStation Network and some other gaming services were attacked over the holidays with artificially high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity and online gameplay.”

Sony sent out the ‘holiday thank you’ to show appreciation for their patience during the down time. Anyone who had an active membership or was on a free trial on December 25th will be eligible for the gift, and will have it automatically added to their accounts.

As a little extra belated stocking filler, Sony will offer a ten per cent discount coupon to customers, which will be available for use later in the year.

Hacker group Lizard Squad owned up to the hacks on Twitter, and have since claimed that the attacks were to highlight the weaknesses in these network’s security systems.

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