Sony’s sorry saga snowballs
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A week after a humiliating public apology for the insecurity of its PlayStation Network and Qriocity service, Sony has been forced to delay the restart of its online games services.
Sony, whose officials had repeatedly bowed as part of their self-abasement for the service crisis, has taken low-key approach to extending the PSN return-to-service delay, making the announcement on a company blog.
“We were unaware of the extent of the attack on Sony Online Entertainment servers, and we are taking this opportunity to conduct further testing of the incredibly complex system,” the blog post says.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the cost of the The Great Sony Cock-Up of 2011™ could reach US$1 billion, taking into account both the cost of fixing and securing the PSN systems as well as the cost of lost business. This includes the million-dollar identity theft protection program Sony detailed on May 5th, so far outlined for US customers only, but to be extended to other countries.
Sony’s reputation suffered further last week when it emerged that the company had left customer details exposed on a ten-year-old server. That customer data related to a sweepstake competition in 2001, and the company said it did not include sensitive information like credit card data or social security numbers.
While not associated with the PSN attack, the latest incident adds to Sony's reputation for lax security. ®
"I'm a lawyer and I'll file for my own 2.5 billion class action suit tomorrow"
yes, make a lot of money for not a lot of work, that's the spirit, jump on it, none of your doing, no skills required, but you'll make a lot of money.
You are exactly what is wrong with our world.
Is that anything like "lose a lot"?
Well considering all this cack SONY is dealing with is from the the rather renegade US arm of the corp, I think your rather xenophobic drivel should be retracted!
Note that this is the same SONY USA that released the rootkit and the main corp HQ laid into them for being so gung-ho back then, looks like SONY US should be the target of your little rant.
According to Hyperbole And A Half, an Allot is a large furry animal.
It seems that Sony have loosed their Allots. Be aware.
Smoke & Mirrors?
There are rumors floating around that VISA have jumped in demanding audits etc. and that this is the real reason for the delays. Sony is simply not allowed to go back on line until the credit card companies are satisfied with security - hence the reference to 'external security experts' in Sony's last missive.
Sounds quite reasonable to me, and quite like Sony to lie... yet again.