In an internet world you would think large corporations would do better to protect your data. Sony and it’s PSN, Play Station Network, and Sony’s Online Entertainment division hacked within days of each other. Sensitive data stolen, including passwords, addresses, and credit card numbers.


The Japanese consumer electronics company fell almost 4% in early trade.

The company admitted on 3 May, while Japanese markets were closed, that another 25 million users’ data had been stolen in a second security breach.

Sony boss Howard Stringer apologized to users “for the inconvenience and concern caused”. It was the third apology the firm has made. Howard should be getting good at this by now.

Sony had previously said a security breach of its PlayStation Network had lead to 77 million users’ data being stolen.

“I know this has been a frustrating time for all of you,” Mr Stringer said in a statement on Sony’s US PlayStation website. Really Mr. Stringer, what are you doing about it?

What are other companies doing to protect our data?

Stringer said they would restore network services soon, but gave no date.

“We are also moving ahead with plans to help protect our customers from identity theft around the world.
What are those plans? Did you not have a plan in place to ensure safety for 100+ Million consumers?

Waiting a week to tell consumers about the breach…in fact seems like a breach of honesty and trust.

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