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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has joined the FBI, Federal Trade Commission and 22 state attorneys general in investigating last week's PlayStation Network breach.
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For those of you who think that Sony is losing lots of money etc from this don't forget what markets and products Sony has.

  • PlayStation
  • VAIO
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Sony BMG
  • Digital Photography
Also, try and keep it clean. This is for people who are interested in what is going on, not for gloating or pity or the likes.
    
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Why didn't Homeland Security do anything when Sony infected millions of law abiding citizens computers with rootkits?
    
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Why didn't Homeland Security do anything when Sony infected millions of law abiding citizens computers with rootkits?
Bam.
This will be interesting to see how this plays out. I wonder how much of an assistance they'll be to homeland security. The attack seems rather vile and malicious, even if sony deserved it, their users didn't.
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Why didn't Homeland Security do anything when Sony infected millions of law abiding citizens computers with rootkits?
This. This. Oh GOD this.
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Why didn't Homeland Security do anything when Sony infected millions of law abiding citizens computers with rootkits?
What did you want HS to do? Sony got caught and retracted the affected products. What else was there to be done?
    
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What did you want HS to do? Sony got caught and retracted the affected products. What else was there to be done?
Investigate?
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They took out the "Other OS" feature among other things, and these features were the REASON people bought PS3's in the first place
I hope you're joking, if you really think more than a few hundred people bought a PS3 to use Linux on it then you're clearly deluding yourself.
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I hope you're joking, if you really think more than a few hundred people bought a PS3 to use Linux on it then you're clearly deluding yourself.
I meant to say "a lot of people". Guaranteed more than hundreds. A console they were inviting you to hack up and have fun with. Cool stuff
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I hope you're joking, if you really think more than a few hundred people bought a PS3 to use Linux on it then you're clearly deluding yourself.
Agreed, most people don't even know or don't even bother to install a secondary OS on their PS3, the way Sony designed it to be used is pretty much 90% of what most consumers use it for. Hell more people use it as a blu-ray player with the occasional game rather than run it as a separate OS box.

Don't like the product, don't use it, simple, drop it and move on. Why not just buy another more powerful machine and let the hate go.

On another note, I've had a great amount of entertainment from the original PS to now the PS3. I just hope they get their act together and secure their networks.
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I hope you're joking, if you really think more than a few hundred people bought a PS3 to use Linux on it then you're clearly deluding yourself.
Regardless of how many people actually used it, it was a feature of the product that was removed. You don't just take it away from someone because you mucked it up.
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