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[R]Sony Corp's PlayStation Network has earned a place in the annals of Internet crime

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That's partly because of the massive size of the data breach -- information about 77 million customer accounts was stolen. It is also because Sony bothered to disclose the attack at all.

The bulk of attacks on corporate and governmental computer networks go unreported because victims want to avoid the embarrassment and public scrutiny that come with acknowledging that their systems have been hacked.

Companies fear that their stock price might take a hit or that their brand might be damaged after news of an intrusion, said Jerry Dixon, a former government official who was instrumental in setting up the U.S. government's crime-fighting Computer Emergency Readiness Team.

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Shortened the title as it was way to long.. This is a somewhat different view of the incident compared to most news sources which is why i decided to post it.

Side not/off topic, all this hub bub of hackers makes me wanna go "Ethical hacker"... seems thats where the moneys at nowadays and especially after this.
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-Points and laughs at sony.

Granted I do feel for anyone(consumer) who is negatively effected by all the latest hubbub.
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I did at first wonder why sony bothered disclosing it at all. Generally they keep these things under wraps.
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Difference being they had to take PSN down. I am guessing if that didn't happen we would not have been told.
    
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