BBC's Watchdog Covers PSN Outage

The BBC consumer rights show Watchdog have covered the PSN outage on their latest episode. You'll be happy to know they've covered it with about as much bias as they usually do and Sony is left looking completely in the wrong.

They claimed that Sony had taken a week to admit to being hacked. They then went on to quote out-of-context parts of the Blog posts from Sony EU, the same blog posts in which the company had explained the time of events.

It's good to know that yet another major British program is giving this the time it deserves. It's a shame that they're covering completely the wrong aspect of it.

Watchdog is available to watch again through the BBC Iplayer.

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Joe29112341d ago

Hardly, I just watched it, and they literally spoke on it for about 30 seconds.

andrewsqual2341d ago

Thats right and Iain "McDouchebag PS2/Xbot head" Lee was also on it.

Dante1122341d ago (Edited 2341d ago )

@ Joe Lol, true. Some of the stuff they were saying weren't even official or true too (CC not encrypted, etc). The eu posts was a good touch though XD.

Soldierone2341d ago

They must get their information from the rumor mill sites here on N4G then lmao

bumnut2341d ago (Edited 2341d ago )

Are you suggesting the BBC made stuff up?

Id believe the BBC over people on n4g.

Bell Boy2341d ago

Really Iain Lee led their last feature on ps3 ylod and he is a total 360 fanboy actually on the would be like believing the power of green on here

heroicjanitor2341d ago (Edited 2341d ago )

The BBC gave a horrible account of Ps3's yellow light of death a few years ago, but otherwise I never watch the watchdog show. I reckon they just make bad gaming news sound worse to please their audience.

Also if they said cc data wasn't encrypted then they are wrong, Sony released a statement saying it was.

InLaLaLand2341d ago

The guy leading the repairs at the Sony HQ in London regarding the YLOD issues on Watchdog is a 360 reporter on MSN LMAO.

ian722341d ago

I watched that show when it was on, with the YLOD story around a year ago. Now this. Its like Watchdog or BBC or both don't like Sony at all.

-MoOkS-2341d ago (Edited 2341d ago )

This incident has truly gone mainstream. I bet there's a drop in ps3 sales in the immediate future because of all this negative media attention sony is getting.

KazumaKiryu2341d ago

There's been a drop in my IQ from reading such a comment.

InLaLaLand2341d ago

Time to lay the smacketh down on their candy asses Dragon of Dojima :P

Lone_Star2341d ago (Edited 2341d ago )

I heard it could cost Sony 24 billion in paying a private firm to check 70 million accounts, I don't know if that's true or not. Here is the story

The Ponemon Institute speaking to Forbes placed the average cost of a criminal data breach at $318 for each record lost. At 77 million registered users, that makes for a hefty sum of just under $24.5 billion, and that doesn't take into account any costs associated with regaining consumer trust.

Joe29112341d ago

Lol nooooo, the 24 Billion was a forecast overall cost for everything as in worst case senario - ie they have to reimburse everyone to the max. I don't even believe it would be true if that were the case.

Joe29112341d ago

That is true L_S but if you think about it, I have 4 accounts, I think the address is 13 Bullsh*t Street, Made up ville, CA, I have 2 accounts which has cc info linked too and those 2 accounts also have REAL personal details. The other 2 have just made up and googled post codes, so I think that 77 Million users is a bit of an over exaggeration. I know a lot of people with multiple accounts, to seek the advantages of other regions PS stores.

JasonBloodbourne2341d ago

i'll undercut them and do it for 24 million! lol

_Empath_2341d ago

There is no such thing as bad publicity. It is good to have all the stories revolve around Ps3 not the 360 or the Wii cause honestly who gives a shit about them.

-YLoD-2341d ago

No such thing as bad publicity? I'd like to Joseph Fritzl try and apply for a job, if he ever got out.....

_Empath_2341d ago (Edited 2341d ago )

Sony is not a person and it has a awesome rep.


What happened to BP you could easily compare that with Sony /s. They are really a lot of stupid people on this site. That is why i come here rarely.

Ewwwww gross family guy.

Said Peter: The most stupidest animated character ever created goes well with you :)

Max_Dissatisfaction2341d ago

Tell that to BP. And wash your mouth potty mouth

StanSmith2341d ago (Edited 2341d ago )

"There is no such thing as bad publicity. It is good to have all the stories revolve around Ps3 not the 360 or the Wii cause honestly who gives a shit about them."

I totally agree. Shops near me have sold out of PS3s because people think that Sony losing your personal data to hackers is the best feature Sony has ever included in their products! /s


"They are really a lot of stupid people on this site. That is why i come here rarely."

I love the smell of irony in the evening! LOL

bumnut2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

You sir are correct!

Some people are actually suggesting that the bbc don't like sony and are exagerrating things, got to love this site.

If xbl was down and you tried to make a similar comment you would be called an idiot, funny how thats not the case when sony are having problems.

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