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Because, after people have shown that a huge corporation like Sony has failed to secure their stuff. It shows that even little companies have probably not invested money into securing their information.

So people are going to go after anyone and everyone at this point.

This has been happening, is happening, and will happen in the future. It's simply the increased media attention causing the current uproar.
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I just got the email as well.

Thankfully I didn't put anything that important in my account info.
 
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This is bad news, but even in bad news there are good things:

1. This means other forms of data are much safer. Online transactions using secure means may no longer be making criminals as much money as they did in the past -> this means improved security in this domain, along with people in general being more aware of scams;

2. This does mean that they are going for the weakest link. This has the benefit that from now on, security will be improved. This does not necessarily mean any conspiracy theory and that now we will have to used Internet ID's and stuff.

They will just improve security, like better intrusion detection, close vunlnerability holes, encrypted passwords and probably everything else. Encrypt usernames, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc.

3. A little analogy for those who are not old enough to know this, or weren't otherwise aware, there was a time when cars didn't have locks on their fuel filler caps, some cars didn't even have locks on their doors. And for the most famous example, the original Mini had the bonnet release catch on the OUTSIDE of the car, meaning anyone could open it and steal whatever he wanted from the engine compartment.


This whole Internet thing is still in it's infancy and security improvements are needed whenever the bad guys find a reason to intrude.
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This wasn't LulzSec, this wasn't AnonOPs and these people DO NOT deserve to die.
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I have a theory, if this kind of behavior goes far than expected, hacking every company and every website and more then the government steps in and shuts the internet down and now we all have to have internet run by servers in the government meaning no freedom. They need to stop or we will lose our privacy and rights. Don'tcha think?
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I have a theory, if this kind of behavior goes far than expected, hacking every company and every website and more then the government steps in and shuts the internet down and now we all have to have internet run by servers in the government meaning no freedom. They need to stop or we will lose our privacy and rights. Don'tcha think?
No, see my post just above.
 
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I have a theory, if this kind of behavior goes far than expected, hacking every company and every website and more then the government steps in and shuts the internet down and now we all have to have internet run by servers in the government meaning no freedom. They need to stop or we will lose our privacy and rights. Don'tcha think?
what about home networks
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Of all the companies they hack, they choose to leave Kotick alone? i dont even....
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Thankfully I use very different passwords for my gamesites and forums. However if you see my account spamming here on OCN....let me know hehe.
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The internet war is coming
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