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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?
If it was an individual and they knew who it was you can bet they would be sued for such a large amount that they would be dirt poor for the rest of their life. Not that it would matter because they would also end up imprisoned for most of it.

But since it's a multi-national megacorp; and while the people who actually wrote the rootkit were employed & directed by Sony (in Europe) it was actually the company itself who colluded to actually disseminate it in secret on music cds; which were sold in the U.S. (as well as the rest of the world). So the company itself is at fault for disseminating damaging, privacy invading malware.

How about pay a ridiculously large fine so they don't even have the slightest tinge to do anything remotely like it ever, ever again.

Oh, and reimburse the government for the cost of re-securing/replacing/restoring all the computers which were infected & had to be checked for infection/cleansed or destroyed because of it.

Perhaps actually put out a tool that works to remove the rootkit, as opposed to one which causes more damage and opens up another security hole in the process?

If they mentioned ANYWHERE on the product what it contained they might have a chance at a weak legal defense; but they didn't. yet zero action was taken.
    
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I give it a couple years at max, and Sony's gaming business will be dead. They have started a ****storm. They took out the "Other OS" feature among other things, and these features were the REASON people bought PS3's in the first place, and then because its not "cost effective" for them, they remove it and prosecuted anyone who tried to bring it back to the community. This is where they REALLY ****ed themselves.

I have my PS3 jailbroken. I will CONTINUE to jailbreak it with EVERY firmware. Why? Cause the other OS feature is advertised on my PS3's BOX. I paid for the right to use it. They can ban me, I really don't give a poo. I don't play on their crap network anyway, and only play exclusive games on the PS3 IN SINGLE PLAYER (Metal Gear, Killzone, Resistance). If I want to play online, I'll use an infrastructure that knows what its doing, ala: XBL or...PC!

Bottom line: Sony deserves EVERYTHING they got in terms of shattering their very reputation in the publics eye. Albeit, I do feel bad for PSN users.
The Other OS is not advertised anywhere on the ps3 box. How do i know?
because i have one right next to me. i wish people would stop spreading false information.
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post #43 of 52
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Sony said the credit card data was encrypted. And even so, to use a credit card don't you need either of these things?
  • PIN
  • Signature
  • CSC
None of that information was available on PSN.
PIN & Signature are American requirements only, as far as I know. CSC (security code) is only needed to make some online purchases only. There are a gazillion things you can buy without the security code.
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Bringing in Government is a bad idea in my opinion. Besides finding the people who were responsible for this mess, all their going to do is wag their finger at them, put them in jail or fine them heavily, and then hold them up as an "example" of what could happen to you if you do something similar. No hacker is going to automatically stop what he/she/it is doing just because another one didn't cover their own tracks.

I am a PS3 owner and am frustrated that my info could be in the wild. What Sony should have done was warn their users that some of their info was stolen instead of denying that their system was attacked in the first place so that we could of reacted early like put our credit cards on indefinate hold.

The lawsuits sure did have an influence on the attacks though. No one would of cared to do this if Sony's face did not garner so much attention in the media for what it has done to their PS3 users. I was a user of their OtherOS option for quite a while up until they took it out and man was I outraged when it was disabled.
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Why didn't Homeland Security do anything when Sony infected millions of law abiding citizens computers with rootkits?
They was off stealing pizza and beating up clerks.


Besides I thought homeland security was in trouble. The senator head wounding at the safeway ended up putting a judge who was ruling against obama administration in the morgue and was likely the real target.
Edited by Hephasteus - 5/1/11 at 3:00am
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post #47 of 52
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What did you want HS to do?
Admit that they are a product and perpetrator of irrational fear, that they are a completely redundant waste of money, that they generally do more harm than good, that they have the dumbest name ever given to a federal agency, and that they shouldn't exist.

Oh...you were talking about the Sony rootkit scandal.

In that case the DHS shouldn't have done anything as it had utterly nothing to do with "homeland security".
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post #48 of 52
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The Other OS is not advertised anywhere on the ps3 box. How do i know?
because i have one right next to me. i wish people would stop spreading false information.
The newer PS3 boxes do not mention it HOWEVER with the older PS3 packaging revision, OtherOS WAS mentioned.
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Bringing in Government is a bad idea in my opinion. Besides finding the people who were responsible for this mess, all their going to do is wag their finger at them, put them in jail or fine them heavily, and then hold them up as an "example" of what could happen to you if you do something similar. No hacker is going to automatically stop what he/she/it is doing just because another one didn't cover their own tracks.
What consequences should there be then?
 
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Admit that they are a product and perpetrator of irrational fear, that they are a completely redundant waste of money, that they generally do more harm than good, that they have the dumbest name ever given to a federal agency, and that they shouldn't exist.

Oh...you were talking about the Sony rootkit scandal.

In that case the DHS shouldn't have done anything as it had utterly nothing to do with "homeland security".
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