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Submitted by doctorstrange 942d ago | news

Sony Opts to not Appeal £250,000 Fine Over PlayStation Hack

Back in January, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced that Sony “let everybody down” with “the most serious breach” reported when the PSN was hacked. As a result, the regulator announced a £250,000 ($377,575) fine. - PSLS (PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PSP, Sony)

knifefight  +   942d ago
Now that's what I call

*puts on shades*

a fine pay day.
Yyyeeaaaaah!

That's a lot of money right there, but thankfully, not enough to break a huge company like Sony. Hopefully it doesn't happen again, though. (I mean both the hack and the fine.)
GenericNameHere  +   942d ago
£250000 is around $377K, so that's basically pocket change compared to how much they payed for Gaikai.
justastranger10  +   942d ago
Sony should have better PSN security.
nukeitall  +   942d ago
I find it quite disturbing that a company doesn't adequately patch their servers (which is standard in the industry), get's hacked, shuts down their service and looses almost hundred million people's information.

This of course is a massive cost to the card industry that has to replace credit cards, and Sony get's slapped with a fine and the only response is:

"That's ok, it won't hurt Sony much financially"

Consumers (or fangirls) are more concerned about the well being of the company than the fact that the company was fined for being mismanagement of customer information on a massive scale!

If MS did this, it would be the devils work!
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ravinash  +   941d ago
Fact is a lot of companies have been hacked now.
At least now Sony will take the server security more seriously.

As for the cost of the fine, it's would probably cost more to appeal than it would the potential saving if they did that.
Plus I think Sony knows they were in the wrong with the security they had.
Soldierone  +   942d ago
They would have spent that much money in court anyways.... win or lose, they were out that much money.
Dark_Overlord  +   942d ago
With the lawyers they'd have to employ, this way it costs them far less.
mrmancs  +   942d ago
They should fine the hackers ,not Sony.
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sashimi  +   942d ago
Thats not how the world works unfortunately -_- Everything gets hacked these days and nothing is truly safe if people want it enough they will get it.
mrmancs  +   942d ago
Hackers should go use their skills on evil fraternity's that make the world what it is , not a games company trying to provide a little entertainment to ones trying to turn off to the evils of the world for a while.
I think I speak for all gamers when I say , hackers are f£%&*-- idiots.
ravinash  +   941d ago
While hackers are to blame, Sony like any company has a responsibility to keep the details (especially credit card details) safe.
Unfortunately there are people out there who just want to rip you off, and you would question any business that had your money why they left it on the front desk by the door for anyone to pick up.
Lockhart  +   942d ago
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How all of them couldn't figure out that is a duplicate is beyond me.
TomShoe  +   942d ago
Meh, that's going to be chump change compared to how much money they're going to be making with the next-gen.

I just hope they use some of that PS+ money to improve their servers.
ACESupERIC  +   942d ago
I think its ridiculous that a company gets hacked and then they have to pay a fine?! The argument that they should have had better security in place doesn't hold water with me. Better security is not possible with todays hackers. They will ALWAYS find ways around security. Thats what they do! Better security protocals make for better(worse?)hackers. You don't penalize a bank when they get robbed. Or the homeowner whose house gets burglarized. Banks have armed guards who are trained to protect your money. Theyre not fined when the bank is robbed. This is a sad world we live in when the victim of a crime is penalized and it seems to be getting worse with each passing day.
YoungKingDoran  +   941d ago
I agree.
Imagine sending a good hacker from today back in time 15 years. He'd probably take over the world.
unicron7  +   942d ago
Well looky what we have here. More straw grasping. Yeah, Sony was hacked forever and a day ago, we get it. I guess I'll bring up some old school bullshit that doesn't matter either. Red ring of death derrrrrrr.

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