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SCEE boss says firm is now 'hyper vigilant' after PSN hack

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on 22 June 2011

It appears Sony has been given a firm kick up the backside in light of the “external intrusion” on PlayStation Network, with the company now in a state of “hyper vigilance” following the cyber attacks on its flagship online service in April.

So says Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), who offered a sincere thank you to punters who have returned to PSN following the outage that left millions of users’ personal info compromised.

"The first thing I'd like to say to people is that we are genuinely humbled and extremely grateful to those consumers who have continued to put their trust in us," said House, during a chat with CVG.

"That's a responsibility we now take even more seriously than we did before. We'll try our absolute best to try and make our system as secure as we possibly can."

Furthermore, while the executive admitted Sony still has a "long way to go to restore consumers' faith in the system", House insisted the hack "taught Sony - and many other companies - that you have to adopt a stance of hyper vigilance".