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#346296 - 04/27/11 12:04 AM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: Spoiler]
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I did get an email today. Oh, Sony.

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#346297 - 04/27/11 12:28 AM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: CV]
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Too busy raking in the cash to actually care about their customers.

Sony should have long ago had an outside consultant review the security of their network. And continued to have these reviews performed.

Also not treating their paying customers like criminals would help keep the animosity down. Don't get me wrong, I'm not condoning the action of the person who broke in, or blaming the victim, but sometimes when you push, people knife you back.
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#346304 - 04/27/11 01:43 AM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: ClubNeon]
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What do you think the over/under will be on the how long the network will be down? On one hand, the longer its down, the more it hurts any competitive edge it has with its customers. On the other hand, they got to get this shit straightened out and it might take some time.
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#346349 - 04/27/11 12:05 PM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: BlueJays1]
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I'm saying it'll be back up for next Tuesday's store update.
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#346351 - 04/27/11 12:06 PM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: ClubNeon]
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Oh, and it will be forgotten in about 4 months.
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#346386 - 04/27/11 03:47 PM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: ClubNeon]
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To early to tell as of this moment the consequences of the breach and the possible aftermath. It might be forgotten by some users but perhaps not congress (which has already peaked the interest of a senator).
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#346403 - 04/27/11 06:01 PM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: BlueJays1]
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No surprise here that a class action has been filed.

A California-based firm has filed suit against Sony, accusing the company of failing to adequately protect, encrypt, and secure its customer data. The suit seeks damages for the data loss and PlayStation Network downtime.

"We bought this lawsuit on behalf of consumers to learn the full extent of Sony PlayStation Network data security practices and the data loss and to seek a remedy for consumers," Ira P. Rothken, an attorney who filed the complaint, said in a statement. "We are hopeful that Sony will take this opportunity to learn from the network vulnerabilities, provide a remedy to consumers who entrusted their sensitive data to Sony, and lead the way in data security best practices going forward."

Sony's PlayStation network has been having issues since last Wednesday, but it was not until last night that Sony confirmed that hackers had obtained personal information from the network, which possibly included credit cards. Sony said it expects to "restore some services" within a week, but did not elaborate.

"Sony's breach of its customers' trust is staggering," co-counsel J.R. Parker said. "One would think that a large multinational corporation like Sony has strong protective measures in place to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of personal information, including credit card information. Apparently, Sony doesn't."

The suit was filed on behalf of Alabama resident Kristopher Jones, who has been a PlayStation user since 2009.

The lawsuit claims that Sony was aware of vulnerabilities with its system for some time, but does not provide details.

"[Sony] has been aware for a substantial period of time that PSN was prone to catastrophic loss of data from a security breach," according ot the filing. "Nevertheless, [Sony] failed to warn its customers of the problem or tried to prevent them from suffering system suspension from security breaches and data loss."

"Sony sat silently while consumers purchased defective PlayStation consoles and PSN service without warning customers about the risks inherent in purchasing and relying upon Sony's data security," the suit continued.


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384523,00.asp
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#346407 - 04/27/11 07:06 PM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: BlueJays1]
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Got my email from Sony. But I don't even recall which card is tied to my PSN. Can't even log on to check...

AND, you're hit w/ this again if you're a Yankee season ticket holder. Add that to the recent Epsilon breach and you've got a trifecta. I'm 2 for 3.

http://gizmodo.com/#!5796391/yankees-accidentally-leak-personal-info-of-20000-season-ticket-holders

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/epsilon-email-breach/story?id=13291589

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#346408 - 04/27/11 07:07 PM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Well, the Epsilon thing is just email address at least.
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#346411 - 04/27/11 07:58 PM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: Ken.C]
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I'm officially pissed.
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