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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

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knifefight1050d 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.)

GenericNameHere1050d ago

£250000 is around $377K, so that's basically pocket change compared to how much they payed for Gaikai.

justastranger101050d ago

Sony should have better PSN security.

nukeitall1050d ago (Edited 1050d 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!

ravinash1049d 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.

Soldierone1050d ago

They would have spent that much money in court anyways.... win or lose, they were out that much money.

Dark_Overlord1050d ago

With the lawyers they'd have to employ, this way it costs them far less.

mrmancs1050d ago (Edited 1050d ago )

They should fine the hackers ,not Sony.

sashimi1050d 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.

mrmancs1050d 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.

ravinash1049d 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.

Lockhart1050d ago

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How all of them couldn't figure out that is a duplicate is beyond me.

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