Go Back   Eurocardsharing > General Discussions > General Satellite News > Latest Satellite News

Latest Satellite News Discussion, Sony execs take deep bow for hack at General Satellite News forum; Published: 22.30 Europe/London, May 1, 2011 During a press conference in Tokyo on Sunday, May 1, management of Japanese electronics ...

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Sony execs take deep bow for hack
Bacteria's Avatar
Posts: 96,015

Level: 124 [♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥]
Life: 4638 / 4638
Magic: 32005 / 106202
Experience: 68%

Thanks: 1,107
Thanked 5,578 Times in 1,419 Posts
Join Date: Oct 2006
Age: 37
Sony execs take deep bow for hack - 02-May-2011, 21:50

Published: 22.30 Europe/London, May 1, 2011

During a press conference in Tokyo on Sunday, May 1, management of Japanese electronics maker Sony Corporation apologised to users of PlayStation Network (PSN) services in connection with the mass leakage of their personal data and a possible loss of the credit card database.

Three top managers, including the head of PlayStation unit, Kazuo Hirai, apologised at the head office of Sony, bowing in traditional Japanese style.

Sony also announced they will shortly begin a phased restoration by region of PlayStation Network and Qriocity services, beginning with gaming, music and video services being turned on. This process is expected to start sometime this week.

The company also announced both a series of immediate steps to enhance security across the network and a new appreciation programme to thank its customers for their patience and loyalty.

According to Sony, there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, but added that the company is committed to helping its customers protect their personal data and will provide a complimentary offering to assist users in enrolling in identity theft protection services. The implementation will be at a local level and further details will be made available shortly in each region.

However, unconfirmed newspaper reports suggest that indeed 2.2 million credit card details have been offered up for sale for an amount exceeding $100,000 (68,000).

Sony will also rollout the PlayStation Network and Qriocity Welcome Back program, to be offered worldwide, which will be tailored to specific markets to provide consumers with a selection of service options and premium content as an expression of the companys appreciation for their patience, support and continued loyalty.

Central components of the Welcome Back program will include each territory being offering selected PlayStation entertainment content for free download. Specific details of this content will be announced in each region soon. All existing PlayStation Network customers will be provided with 30 days free membership in the PlayStation Plus premium service. Current members of PlayStation Plus will receive 30 days free service. Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity subscribers (in countries where the service is available) will receive 30 days free service.

Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

ECS on RSS ECS on Twitter ECS on Facebook ECS on Youtube
Follow us on:

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2002 - 2010, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.