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PSN issues 5 free days of service; Network attacker arrested in UK

In a holiday “thank you” from Sony’s PlayStation division, the gaming juggernaut is offering an additional 5 days of their online service for gamers’ patience during the holiday overload.

On top of the automatically applied extension, Sony will also be handing out a 10% discount code to all PSN members for any purchase on the PlayStation Store.

As Sony is looking for retribution, an alleged member of the hacker/digital attack group behind inhibiting these servers has been arrested. The 22 year old man was arrested by a UK Organized Crime Unit which also confiscated multiple devices including phones, laptops, computer USBs, and ironically an Xbox One. (report by The Daily Dot)

The man was released on bail on Tuesday with only alleged charges of fraud by false representation and Computer Misuse Act offences.