Japanese government stopts restart of the PSN

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by coolness, May 16, 2011.

  1. coolness

    coolness PSN: Dutch_DarkLord

    Jun 14, 2009
    Rotterdam Bitches!!
    With only a few reported issues involving the password reset system, Sony started rolling out their phased restoration of limited PlayStation Network services this weekend to North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East. Conspicuously missing from the list is Sony's own home turf: Japan.

    According to a report by Nikkei, Japanese authorities are blocking Sony from bringing PSN online in their domestic territory until the company can demonstrate that certain new security measures have been met; specifically, the report points out two key areas mentioned by Kazushige Nobutani, the director of the Media and Content Industry department at the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.

    "The first is preventative measures," states Nobutani. "As of May 13, Sony was incomplete in exercising measures that they said they will do on the May 1 press conference." Details on these preventative measures were left out of the explanation for obvious reasons.

    As for the second, Nobutani continues: "There were similar cases in the past that were caused by other firms, and we are asking Sony whether their measures are good enough when compared to countermeasures taken in the past."
  2. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Former Staff
    Oct 23, 2007
    PowerLevel: 9001
    Can't you just find English sources, when posting in USN?

    Google-translating them isn't exactly professional, y'know, and this isn't the first time you do this.
  3. Ryupower

    Ryupower Brood

    Oct 8, 2007
    United States
  4. Anakir

    Anakir Project: Melee

    Dec 20, 2006
    That's a legitimate reason. Sony's gotta prove themselves instead of claiming that their security is better.
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