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i went to Ohio State. they had a "breach" in their system which was caused by a glitch as opposed to some malicious hacker. they had it investigated and no information was actually taken from the servers.

in response to this they gave every student who had attended school there with an active record (i don't know how many years removed you would have to be, but i was at least 2) a free year of credit monitoring.

That was generous and I don't doubt that Sony can't do it, I just don't think it would be all that necessary yet alone to make a $1 billion lawsuit.


Though I must point out that is a school.
This is an entire country, a bit of a difference.
Plus, if Sony does it for one country - gotta do it for them all too.
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This is taking away from our game time. I never liked the "attack sony's network so we could get a open system" plan. I doubt anyone could do any worse to sony than they already have and we aren't any closer to seeing a more end user open console than we were before all of this. My guess is that we are going to find are gaming systems locked down even more to attempt to prevent more attacks.

Sony said sorry about what happened and will try to resolve this problem. So how about we stop suing them and wait to see how they plan to correct this issue.

I'm certain that someone knows somebody in Anonymous. Doesn't matter rather or not they are responsible for this attack. We know they were responsible for the first one and we know they claimed to be finding a way to get to Sony without affecting their customers. I wonder what the punishment would be if one of these guys were caught.

Anyone else worried that the attack on Sony isn't finished? The second the ps3 gets back up they will probably try to bring it back down again.

Edit: didn't realize I was ranting that much.
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Anywho, Sony is in deep on this one. They should have had all their blocks together.
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cool I live in Mississauga.

I don't like the recent election results, but at least justice is being served elsewhere
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I don't understand how you can sue a company for getting robbed.
It is Sony's job to keep personal data private. Since they failed their job, they can be sued. It is no different than if you hire a contractor to build you a driveway and they mess it up and do not finish it, you can sue them.

I posted this a week ago so American's can get an idea of how the rest of the world operates:

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In some countries privacy is protected by law and leaks as large as this one result in criminal charges being brought against who is responsible (if anyone) for the loss. It is no different than if a commercial building has a fire and people die, there is a criminal investigation. If things like the building code were not up to par or people were found to be ignoring safety protocol, they are held criminally responsible for the deaths. In Sony's case every PS3 was able to access the 77 million accounts without needing so much as a username or password, so we know at least one person is going to jail.
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It is Sony's job to keep personal data private. Since they failed their job, they can be sued. It is no different than if you hire a contractor to build you a driveway and they mess it up and do not finish it, you can sue them.

I posted this a week ago so American's can get an idea of how the rest of the world operates:
Thanks Corky. I now understand why businesses like the US and China more. So they have less responsibility and more power over the consumer.
     
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It is Sony's job to keep personal data private. Since they failed their job, they can be sued. It is no different than if you hire a contractor to build you a driveway and they mess it up and do not finish it, you can sue them.

I posted this a week ago so American's can get an idea of how the rest of the world operates:
That's a bad comparison. But I get your point. It's really no different from leaving your car/computer/ anything at a repair shop. They are responsible for taking care of that and it's on them if someone steals it.

Still, do we have to run off and sue them? I doubt any good is going to come from this. Last I checked the breached was being looked into and Sony will be forced to pay for credit checking if the need for it arises. As of right now we are still unsure on what was stolen.
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Still, do we have to run off and sue them?
Of course! Some people are going to have their entire lives destroyed because of Sony's incompetence. Suing them aids those people in their lives, it punishes Sony for their crime, and it deters other corporations from making the same mistake. While Sony looks like a fool, you can bet every other corporation out there went and double-checked all of their security the very next day.
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Well at least Sony's legal team will be employed for awhile now.... or not, depending.
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Im just waiting for Sony to ask the plaintiff...
"So... did you read the terms before accepting?"
Plaintiff: "No..."
Sony: "Go home child."
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