Capcom Co. this week said that the outage of the Sony Corp.’s Playstation Network division may cost the company millions in lost revenue.

In a company blog post, Corporate Officer and Senior Vice President Christian Svensson said told readers that he is frustrated and upset as a consumer and an executive.

“As a consumer, I also play games online on PS3, which I can’t do… and likely my personal information is also compromised,” he said.

“…as an executive responsible for running a business, the resulting outage obviously costing us hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in revenue that were planned for within our budget.”

Sony Corp. this week said it is uncertain when full service will be restore to the Playstation Network and Qrocity divisions following an external intrusion that compromised consumer data.

The company told Bloomberg this week that it is adopting an improved security system and plans to restart PSN and Qriocity services by May 31.

Sony May 6 said it has begun to restore the Playstation Network division through internal testing.

The company previously stated the network would be restored in phases by the first week of May.

The restoration will include online gaming across the PS3 and PSP, access to Music Unlimited at Qriocity, Access to Account Management and Password Reset, Access to download movie rentals, Playstation Home, Friends List and Chat functionality.

User game information, including Trophies, Download History, Friends List, Settings, PS+ cloud will all be intact when the service is restored.

The restoration will include online gaming across the PS3 and PSP, access to Music Unlimited at Qriocity, Access to Account Management and Password Reset, Access to download movie rentals, Playstation Home, Friends List and Chat functionality.

User game information, including Trophies, Download History, Friends List, Settings, PS+ cloud will all be intact when the service is restored.

Kazuo Hirai, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sony’s U.S. game division told the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce this month that it was a victim of a very carefully planned, very professional, highly sophisticated criminal cyber attack.

The company discovered the hackers planted a file on one of the Sony Online Entertainment servers named ‘Anonymous’ with the words ‘We are Legion’.

Forensics teams confirmed the scope of the data breached on Apr. 25 an the company informed the public on Apr. 26.

It added that major credit card companies have not reported fraudulent transactions as a result of the attack.

It concluded that it is taking steps to prevent future attacks, including enhanced levels of data protection and encryption; enhanced ability to detect software intrusions, unauthorized access and unusual activity patterns; additional firewalls; establishment of a new data center in an undisclosed location; and the naming of a new Chief Information Security Officer.

The company also admitted that servers of the Sony Online Entertainment division had been hacked May 1st and was previously undetected.

The hacker group called ‘Anonymous’ denied Sony Corp.’s claims of credit card theft from the the Playstation Network division in a statement to the press.

The group said it does not condone credit card theft.

To prevent future network attacks, the company it has employed new security measures, including automated software and configuration management, enhanced data protection and encryption, enhanced ability to detect intrusions or unusual activity patterns, and implementation of additional firewalls.

Sony in Feb. began sale of the Playstation 3 160GB Killzone 3 Bundle at $299.99.

The PS3 is sold in a 160GB SKU at $299.99 and a 320GB SKU at $349.99.

Playstation Move Console Bundle includes the PS3 320GB SKU, Playstation Move Controller, Playstation Eye, and Sports Champions at $399.99.

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