Originally Posted by RomeSC
I really hope you're kidding. No one cares that PSN is down for a while. Or at least that's not what the lawsuit is about...
I got an email from Playstation today telling me to call the major credit bureaus and notify them that there may be fraud coming on my SSN and to put special protections to opening credit with my information. That's serious. And its seriously messed up that a giant company is that careless with soo much sensitive personal data.
"Kick Sony while its down"???? Are you fricken kidding me. I (and thousands of others) have to take extreme precautions making it harder for MYSELF to open credit in my own name in an attempt to protect myself from fraud... and you're worried about Sony? Screw Sony. They didn't have enough security in place and now I'm affected. I hope they get sued royally, and I hope its a class action lawsuit. And I hope they are held liable for any identify theft that occurs and are forced to reimburse any costs or damages associated with it.
Saying "poor sony" is like saying "poor BP" when the oil spill happened. If you don't protect what it is you do, and your poor protection leads to others getting hurt, you deserve to be held accountable for that. My personal information is out there now, including billing addresses, emails addresses, and according to Sony's email, probably credit cards ("but they can't be sure"... right).
I'm happy he sued so I didn't have to. But I'm looking into it anyways.
EDIT: It doesn't even completely matter whether of not someone is financially affected. Now I KNOW that my name, address, email, credit card info is all out there, able to be used, misused, sold, etc. It sucks, it shouldn't have happened, and to say "poor sony" is to say "haha you're primed for ID theft" to the victims.
I find it funny how you seem to think, like alot of people recently it seems, like this is the first time this has happened and that.. "Sony didn't have enough security."
You don't know that! Stop thinking like you do! Where is your evidence of this? Just because it happened means nothing, as this can happen to any major company at any given time. There is ALWAYS an exploit somewhere.
You also act like this is the first time this has ever happened to customer information being breached.
Have you been around for the past 3 months or so?
All of the customer data in Epsilon was breached. Do you know who Epsilon is? They are a company which sends 40 billion emails annually on behalf of more than 2,500 clients. By clients, they mean companies such as:
• US Bank
• JPMorgan Chase
• Capital One
• Home Shopping Network (HSN) (added 4/3 @10:22am)
• Ameriprise Financial
• LL Bean Visa Card
• Hilton Honors Program
• Fred Meyer
• Beachbody (Makers of TRX)
• TD Ameritrade
• Ethan Allen
• Eileen Fisher
• Marks & Spencer (UK)
• City Market
• Smith Brands
• McKinsey & Company
• Ritz-Carlton Rewards
• Marriott Rewards
• New York & Company
• Walgreens (Again!)
• The College Board (added 4/3 @8:20am)
• Disney Destinations
• Best Buy
• Robert Half
• bebe Stores
• Red Roof Inn
• King Soopers
• Air Miles
• Eddie Bauer
• Dell Australia
• Jay C
While only a "subset" of information was breached, they were JUST like Sony. They have no idea what info was taken or whom's info was taken. The only thing they do no was that no CC info was taken. Anything from names, emails, and yes - billing addresses in some cases too could have been taken.
Look at some of those "clients". We're talking actual banks and companies like Disney. Yet you sit here and act like this is the first security breach of information ever and that "this is all Sony's fault" and "how they should be sued". If a massive information sensitive company like Epsilon, that holds info for MILLIONS of different kinds of consumers, and they get breached. Wake up call - anyone can be breached.
And then you compare Sony to BP. Are you serious? CorkyFan said the same exact thing.
How can you even possibly compare BP, who was drilling oil in the ocean, and had a massive rig explosion that killed people
. The following result was an oil spill that killed alot of animals and endangered the entire damn ocean eco-system in that area and then some. Still has effects even to this day.
Yet, here you are sitting here trying to compare an information breach
, of which is nothing compared to Epsilon, to a WAY more serious accident that killed people and animals.