EVE Online and Dust 514 players affected by the surprise shut down of the servers due to a DDoS attack, are being rewarded for their patience with skill points.

Players will receive 50,000 unallocated skill points as an apology for the downtime. As long as you've updated to the most recent version of EVE Online: Odyssey, the skill points should already be available. You can check out the full statement from the CCP blog.

[Source CCP via Joystiq]