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Sony President Expresses Apologies for PSN Breach

Written on May 06, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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From Sony, with love.

Kazuo Hirai along with a string of executives have already expressed their apologies last week, and now the – Howard Stringer – himself has released his letter of apologies through the PlayStation blog. Stringer expresses his sorries for the huge inconvenience the () breach has caused, and reaffirms that they’re using all of their resources in fixing the problem the soonest possible.

Howard Stringer’s statement reassures though that there have been “no confirmed evidence any credit card or personal information has been misused, and we continue to monitor the situation closely.” He didn’t clarify if the allegations that the breach was caused by outdated and un-firewalled system servers was true though.

In light of Sony’s vigilance over identity theft of its PSN subscribers, the company has issued a “program for U.S. PlayStation Network and Qriocity customers that includes a $1 million identity theft insurance policy per user.” The service has just been launched and will be available to other regions soon.

“I know some believe we should have notified our customers earlier than we did. It’s a fair question,” Stringer said. “As soon as we discovered the potential scope of the intrusion, we shut down the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services and hired some of the best technical experts in the field to determine what happened.”

Stringer also noted that the PSN will be back online soon as he said: “In the coming days,we will restore service to the networks and welcome you back to the fun.”

Now let’s all move on, hope the culprit has been found, and hope that the PSN goes back online so we can get some “Welcome Back” loot.

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  • Sebastianhoward65

     This shit better be over with soon. 

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