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    Is a 250K fine for Sony' s 2011 PSN outage enough?

    http://www.psu.com/a018087/Sony-fine...lans-to-appeal

    Check it out. Sony has just been fined 250K in the UK for its failure to secure user accounts following the hacking in 2011.

    Bizarrely, it's going to appeal, despite the fact that it's already cost them millions to rectify.

    They should just pay it and hope all gets shoved under the carpet. They don't want any more publicity for this, surely?
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    Seems kind of dull and late for people to be suing Sony over this matter, they should get over it. It's not like their credit card's got out there and used.


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    It has been 2 years now, Sony does not need to pay a dime. Anything can be hacked these days and Sony should not have to pay another dime. Worried about getting your info stolen? Use a damn PSN card from now on....

    Anyone who got their info stolen was refunded any lost money by their bank or credit card provider.

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    If sony was liable, it would have been sued to hell by now. This will be appealed and overturned.
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    This has been all over the radio today...a 2 year old news story and for a mere £250K, not what I'd call big news. This was probably forgotten about by the general public.

    We all know that Sony has been a big target this generation for negativity and now with the possibly imminent announcement of a new console why not try to damage their reputation further.

    Ok, that may be a bit far fetched, but when I first heard it on the news it's what I thought of!!
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    I just wonder why they would even attempt this suit

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    bollocks to that, they should be fined.

    as someone who is *constantly* pestered by ppi phone calls etc, but never gives out their personal information, i like the idea of the data protection act coming down hard on people that lose or 'share' your details.

    perhaps itll make companies invest in better security and think twice about what they do with personal info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeviousOne View Post
    I just wonder why they would even attempt this suit
    because its a uk law that was broken.

    its a good law too.

    and its not a class action suit, or anything similar. this is a government organisation stepping in and saying their measures simply weren't good enough...

    and they're right.
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    Makes sense I'm not familiar with UK laws. I thought initially it was a class action but its government Sony is better off just paying why even spend more going thru an appeals process smh

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeviousOne View Post
    Makes sense I'm not familiar with UK laws. I thought initially it was a class action but its government Sony is better off just paying why even spend more going thru an appeals process smh
    yeah, i agree, its a drop in the ocean anyway.
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    Just wondering, why did they wait this long to fine Sony?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacksite View Post
    Just wondering, why did they wait this long to fine Sony?
    Litigation is not a quick process.
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    2 years later and they want 250k more dollars?

    I agree with Sony, 250 is nothing to them but they'll win the appeal anyway.. these people are just trying to screw them out of 250 large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanGT View Post
    2 years later and they want 250k more dollars?

    I agree with Sony, 250 is nothing to them but they'll win the appeal anyway.. these people are just trying to screw them out of 250 large.
    all about reading the article carefully....
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    Sony shouldn't have been sued at all.

    These things happen when you're one of the most successful companies on the planet and hated just because you're the best at what you do.


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    There are laws in place to protect consumers. I'm not sure about anything in the UK (has to be tho) if it was here in the US it would be up to the state to press any action towards a company

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDbank24 View Post
    Sony shouldn't have been sued at all.

    These things happen when you're one of the most successful companies on the planet and hated just because you're the best at what you do.
    what a load of nonsense.

    This was a fine imposed by an independent commission whose main aim is to protect the private data of individuals and uphold information rights.

    Sony's **** up was clearly a breach of item 7 of the data protection act:

    Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.
    ICO's investigation found that:
    the security measures in place were simply not good enough.
    and that:

    There’s no disguising that this is a business that should have known better. It is a company that trades on its technical expertise, and there’s no doubt in my mind that they had access to both the technical knowledge and the resources to keep this information safe.
    let's keep your emotions out of this. sony isn't being 'bullied' or 'picked on' because they are the "best at what they do". its because they were negligent. companies can be hacked, yes, but *appropriate* preventative measures were not taken. it was well known at the time, and the ICO's investigation and fine just confirms it.
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    I guess at the end of the day, information that should of been secure obviously wasn't, and this is the repercussion



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylar View Post
    I guess at the end of the day, information that should of been secure obviously wasn't, and this is the repercussion
    This. And there should be repercussions for this type of negligence. Sony should just be thankful that the fine wasn't higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    This. And there should be repercussions for this type of negligence. Sony should just be thankful that the fine wasn't higher.
    the guy in charge pretty much said it was just a slap on the wrist and that the real punishment was the impact on consumer confidence with details like these
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