Sony's public-relation missteps didn't start with the Great PSN Outage of 2011...they've said and done cringe-inducing things for years. Here's the best of the worst things Sony's done to hype the PlayStation 3.
Oh boy. I can't wait to read the comments here.
how is having your network breached something that Sony would use to hype up the ps3? what a dumb sentence and pointless article....
Can't believe people are still talking down about the time it took to notify us about the breach. I've seen it where a hospital told my Brother that his son's information, SS#, etc.. was stolen in December 2010. Got the letter March 2011. What kind of notification time is that? More of the norm. A week is amazingly fast to completely classify the severity of a breach and the extent of the data taken and notify 77 million people. I'm not happy about the breach, because I have CC information on PSN. But at the same time I'm not going to crucify Sony for it over and over again, I know it's not their fault. EDIT: To those above, its really unnecessary to have comments like those. My comment is probably "fanboy spasming" to you and I'm just speaking my mind.
'I know it's not their fault' So who's fault is it? Edit: Just to clarify, it's Sony's responsibility to take care of their systems and to take care of all their customers details. Personally I've worked in IT for a large car manufacture for while now, we hold millions of customers details on our servers, I'd say we get attacked one or twice a week, however, we update our servers and systems on a regular basis. This makes me a particularly harsh critic of Sony's as they didn't cover the bases, they didn't protect the most important thing - the customers, but they protected themselves - hackers getting free stuff off PSN. And it is LAW to inform customers of a breach, whether they have lost your name or everything! It is unacceptable for this to happen, I'll stay with Sony, just won't be buying much of PS Store anymore.
Any proof they didn't update their servers? Just please, don't link to those articles based on Congress "expert". It turned out to be fake. Also, please quote the law you're referring to and prove the time frame required by it is less than Sony followed. If you can't, you're groundless in your accusations.
Obviously it is the hackers fault. No company can completely guard their systems, expecting every single angle of attack.
Were things like this article showing up everywhere for the 360 when the Red Ring first started?
Don't worry, I'm sure Bitmob, being the completely impartial, objective, non-Sony-hating source of videogame news and analysis that they are, will come out with another article entitled "Top 10 Xbox 360 PR Disasters" in short order.
Yes, yes there were.
Bored journalist lookin for lame hits.... fantastic
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