Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) says Sony's response to the recent data breach and service disruption on PSN and other Sony networks "could serve as a model for other companies facing similar criminal hacking."
Yep! That insurance policy is certainly the best thing Sony did to compensate their fanbase since it addresses the real issue of the hack It's sure as hell more praiseworthy than offering just PSN+ and a free download, but hell, I'll take that too.
So many bubbles...
I see that you are jelly.
The minute i get that email for the ID protection program am signing up. I often wonder what other companies would do in that situation. Cant wait to get back online and play some Killzone 3 how many people here will buy PSN cards when psn is back up?
haha i like that you used your one bubble to comment on how many bubbles he has lol
***The Senator also said Sony's network breach is part of the larger trend of cybercrime and "a reminder that our laws and data security resources must keep pace with advancing technology."*** Can't disagree with his comment. But, I hope he understands that those laws need to also work to protect businesses from individuals and not just ensure that corporations are doing everything possible to protect the information of the individuals. Going at this from just one side will only lead to limited services, decrease in technology advancement, and much higher costs for the consumer.
@MasFlowKiller Usually they do nothing. Last month there a data breach involving a bunch of companies, Hilton, Marriot, Bestbuy etc. All I got were emails from each of the companies saying that someone stole their data. That's it, nothing more, no congressional inquiry.
LOL at that picture on the webpage
Well surprise surprise
sadly this article wont reach to be one of the top stories. anyone else notice every positive SONY story gets lost amongst all the BS?
Controversy equalizes fools and wise men - and the fools know it.
They have taken great steps to fix what happened no matter whose fault it was. They even gave us a live public apology . Who can say that about any company that screwed up?
i think theyve done pretty well also, sure it sucks that they were hacked, but they were. since then they have promised us a bunch of free gaming stuff along with identity theft protection insurance, what more could we ask for?
Psh maybe. I think lowes and Home depot could serve as a much better model. Years ago some guy stole billions of dollars from them and a bunch of other stores..... and they still haven't found out who did it.
What this Senator should be doing is passing laws. Laws that put hackers into prison. Laws that help safe guard companies from hacking attacks. Go after the cyber crime and not the damn victims so much. Unless proven that the victims did fail in areas, yeah. But as we all have seen and as this Senator has said. Sony has stepped up to the plate and helped to make it all right again. But again, pass the laws that put hackers away and charge them with the millions of dollars these companies lose based on the attack.
I can't think of a single company that has handled situations like this any better than what Sony has done. The reality is that we have so much information scattered around the internet that this can happen on any given day with any given company. Consumers should unite against the people who take it upon themselves to break the law ans steal information that doesn't beong to them.
Sony handled this very well, offering insurance and such besides the free stuff. And still people complain.
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