Originally Posted by t0asterb0t
While this is definitely a nice gesture by Sony, they can't give me enough stuff to earn my trust back. I'd much rather see the company make a noticeable effort to step up its security in the future.
I think that they made this clear particularly well by keeping PSN offline,
I don't think they kept it offline for no reason, especially not so they could sip coffee.
Although, their CO in charge of infrastructure definitely needs to find a different line of work these things happen more often than not.
Even in Holland where every company storing your personal data needs to adhere to very strict laws, we occaisionally have the slip-up where a company accidentally updated to a beta version of some kind of software with a huge security bug.
In fact, I reckon these issues are much more common than we are hearing them, some companies might know about these holes others do not.
Right now Sony is being targetted by virtually everybody especially hackers and people who like to think they are.
Simply because they stood up (as they always do) to protect their property, how is that bad?
Don't you go to the police when somebody steals something from you? -- Can you imagine that every burglar would go after you simply because you took measures?
I, perhaps, can understand their motives and you can't really negatively comment on the way they look out for each other, but hacking your way through servers and putting innocent people's lives at risk (identity theft, credit cards being maxed etc. etc.) isn't the best way to receive sympathy
from the general public.
In fact, their actions and the way it affects the people that have nothing to do with it only strengthens Sony's policy and the way people agree with these measures.
Now, I do not condone nor accept how badly Sony protected my personal data hence why I rarely fill in my personal data when signing up for something trivial (why they want my street address for a simple store account is beyond me).
And I do agree Sony needs to be punished for their ignorance and neglence to protect my and your data.
But, everything that happens to my data beyond the theft is completely out of Sony's control and is completely at these hackers' fault.