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[RB] Blumenthal Demands Answers from Sony over Playstation Data Breach

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(Hartford, CT) – Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wrote the President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America today demanding answers over the company’s failure to notify millions of customers of a data breach in the PlayStation Network on April 20, 2011. Blumenthal noted that a breach of such a widely used service – estimated by news reports as having 50 to 75 million customers – immediately “raises concerns of data privacy, identity theft, and other misuse of sensitive personal and financial data, such as names, email addresses, and credit and debit card information.”
Source: http://blumenthal.senate.gov/press/r...8-39E5937C9361
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I honestly didn't want to respond to this crap. We shouldn't have this in the news anymore. In the end they, those "hackers", hit the wrong people. Can't see them be anonymous much longer.
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Could be the end to those script kiddies. They hit the wrong people...
If script kiddies were able to accomplish this Sony should ee shot. I am sure this was a professional level hacker our group.
    
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If script kiddies were able to accomplish this Sony should ee shot. I am sure this was a professional level hacker our group.
Agreed. I don't think this had anything to do with Anonymous. The real hackers of Anonymous, the AnonOps, have stated it wasn't them. Do I believe them? Yeah, I do. Call it a hunch.

This wasn't the work of their scriptkiddie fanclub either. Whoever did this knew what they were doing, and that's not possible with the scripting tools out there.
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Regardless of who did the hacking, the Senator is right. If there was any breach of private data, Sony should have immediately notified all who were potentially affected and provided the services he stated, at minimum.

Considering how hush hush Sony has been though, I think whatever breach may have occurred was much more serious than some people getting their credit card numbers stolen. I don't see why they would go completely dark otherwise.
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This has nothing to do with anonymous, and everything due to the fact that a huge array of private information (credit cards?) was very easily accessible with a hacked PS3.

There will always be hackers looking for easy money and personal data, it's Sony's job to secure our data.

I'm insulted that Sony's trying to blame the hacker, it's squarely their fault for having user information so insecure. They're going to get a ton of bad press because of how they're handling this, and they deserve every line of it.
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Considering how hush hush Sony has been though, I think whatever breach may have occurred was much more serious than some people getting their credit card numbers stolen. I don't see why they would go completely dark otherwise.
What could be more serious than having credit card/personal information stolen?
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Sony: Hey guys we left all of your important information in a crate out back behind our office building in a dark alley and some evil thieves made off with it.

Victims: Why would you do something that stupid? Do you not care about us enough to protect our information?

Sony: It is not our fault, remember it was the evil thieves who stole your information!


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Sony screwed the pooch on this one, and I woyuld be willing to bet money that it was one their own employees that hacked their network, hence why they are trying to keep it quiet.
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This has nothing to do with anonymous, and everything due to the fact that a huge array of private information (credit cards?) was very easily accessible with a hacked PS3.

There will always be hackers looking for easy money and personal data, it's Sony's job to secure our data.

I'm insulted that Sony's trying to blame the hacker, it's squarely their fault for having user information so insecure. They're going to get a ton of bad press because of how they're handling this, and they deserve every line of it.
Obviously you know how to hack giant corporations like it was nothing. Whether or not Anon was involved, somebody did crack into Sony's database and information (might be) lost. Sony is trying to fix this if they want to save face.
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