Sony has put its PlayStation Network back online 26 days after the service was suspended following an attack by hackers.
Sony pulled the plug on the online service after discovering that it had been attacked. It was later revealed that the theft of personal information including user names, e-mail addresses, login IDs and passwords of over 20 million accounts had taken place.
Service was resumed in North America late Saturday evening and in other markets on Sunday. A firmware update is required and a password change before users can connect to the network.