Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th May 2011 22:10 UTC
Games Now that the Playstation Network is back online, the great downplaying by Sony has begun. Sony CEO Howard Stringer has been making the rounds in the media world, talking about the massive security fail, and in his eyes, it's not that big of a deal. He calls it a 'hiccup', something that happens to all large networks.
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It makes no sense but...
by Kalessin on Tue 17th May 2011 22:35 UTC
Kalessin
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2007-01-18

Unfortunately, while the line of reasoning that you've never been hacked before, so you thought that you were secure makes no sense, it will probably fly with at some of the less-educated - and particularly less tech-savvy - folk out there. Fortunately, those who were directly impacted will likely be far less forgiving about it. But as ridiculous as this PR campaign is, it's likely that it'll have some positive effect for them.

I just hope that they get some seriously negative legal and monetary consequences for their "hickup." If the hickups were really as bad as Sony's "hickup," you'd have to go to the hospital every time that you had them.

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RE: It makes no sense but...
by 0brad0 on Wed 18th May 2011 02:53 in reply to "It makes no sense but..."
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

less-educated - and particularly less tech-savvy - folk out there.


AKA a large portion of Playstation users.

Edited 2011-05-18 02:54 UTC

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RE: It makes no sense but...
by Moredhas on Wed 18th May 2011 08:15 in reply to "It makes no sense but..."
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

Duhurrr, I had no idea using an unpatched Apache server with no firewall was bad! We were never hacked before so it must be secure to run without patches or security software! Duhurrr...

That's what this PR campaign sounds like to me.

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RE: It makes no sense but...
by flanque on Wed 18th May 2011 10:59 in reply to "It makes no sense but..."
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

There really needs to be a penalty for something like this. Surely duty of care has to play a part in this and if there aren't laws governing and appropriating punishment for lack of compliance, then there darn well should be.

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