For the past week, the Sony Playstation Network has been down. During this time, we didn't have any details given by Sony except that they took the network down themselves. All we knew was that there was an external intrusion (tee hee) so they took down the network in order to stop it. Since then speculation has been that information had to have been compromised.
Today Sony confirmed that this indeed the case. Here is what they have to say:
We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have:
Call this a wacky thought, but shouldn't Sony have informed customers that their information was accessed? I say this with the idea that Sony probably knew right away what information was being accessed. If for any reason that they didn't know this, they should have warned costumers that this information may have been accessed. Then people could have started to be vigilant. But that didn't happen.
If anything, during this time Sony found subscribers getting more and more upset as the days passed with no information. At the same time, XBOX Live members were wondering if this could happen to them. They also took the chance to take some shots, as one of our fans said, "You get what you pay for." (Because the PSN is free to use.)
To go with that, G4 reached out to Microsoft today and was told:
“It’s business as usual with our previously planned Xbox LIVE promotions and programming. Other than that we have no comment.”Read more: http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/712157/microsoft-xbox-live-team-comments-on-sony-playstation-network-security-breach/#ixzz1KfoL1lJC
Some may have joked being the only ones complaining, but it goes deeper than that. How secure is the information that we supply to companies? Does using a free service come with a safety guarantee? Should it? Should paying for a premium service like XBOX Live's Gold Membership, or Netflix, mean the customers should be more confident in their information being secure?
What say you?
POPped securely...I think
Source: G4, Sony