Sony: PSN Hack Was A Great Experience

From his distorted reality bubble, Sony Network Entertainment president Tim Schaaff described the mega hack attack (which forced Sony to take the whole PlayStation Network offline for weeks after 1.3 million users personal info was compromised) as a "pleasantly surprising" "great experience"!!

"We're back online, everything's live again around the world, and the amazing thing through all of this is that the customers have all come back, and network performance is better than ever, sales are better than ever," he said during the MobileBeat conference. "We've been very, very pleasantly surprised by the experience."

"It's been a great experience," he affirmed, prompting his interviewer, VentureBeat executive editor Dylan Tweney, to repeat the words in a surprised questioning tone "A great experience?"

"A great experience," Schaaff confirmed again before trying to elaborate. "I would not like to do it again. One time was enough. Great learning experience."

So what did Sony learn from that scandal that affected the privacy and financial security of 1.3 million users? "I think for people running network businesses, it's not just about improving your security, because I've never talked to a security expert who said, 'As long you do the following three things you'll be fine, because hackers won't get you'… the question is how do you build your life so you're able to cope with those things."

So... Sony had a great learning experience by ignoring Security 101 basics just to find out that if you store large amounts of valuable data in an improperly secured network, then piss off hackers by removing otherOS and taking hardware enthusiasts to court, hackers would attack you and steal that data?

I wonder what would happen if one was to stick a metal fork into a high voltage socket? Perhaps finding out the answer would be "a great learning experience" for Sony.

As far as we know, most of the blame for the scandal goes to Sony's lacking security measures which were well below the acceptable industry standards.

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Meh

Why is it so difficult to swallow? Microsoft did it in fact they actually pulled it off, when they were asked if they plan to move beyond the 360 they said no they don't feel the need to. Months down the road they decided to release that rip off technology to compete with the Wii, what does Nintendo do? Wii U anyone?! As for Sony what better way to boost sales than to release shocking news of their servers and peoples accounts being hacked, it caps two problems at once from their point of view. Removes network lag and shows the world their technology is not really penetrable by suddenly securing their fake intrusion. Basic economics people our loss is their gain.

Meh

That's like saying if I wanted to retro fit my Honda with a Mustang engine I could. Sure hackers could brake into the CIA, but the CIA isn't a sales pitch selling Oldsmobile to a generation of hooked gamers. Different probabilities and different results. I think PSN being hacked was nothing more than marketing tactic nothing more, it was one that works both ways to capitulate hacking and product sales.

Nothing like a healthy threat

Nothing like a healthy threat of legal action from millions of costumers to get that old blood pumping eh?
Good times, good times... What a retard.

Next time please just shut the f**k up, you don’t need to comment on everything that happens to your company all the time.

Not quite.

The oversized, ugly, retarded and psychotic company that is Sony, was being gangbanged by spotty neckbearded nerds with nothing better to do. Off to the side of the room is the PSN userbase, both suffering from and reveling in such an embarrassing scene of business/security practice sodomy.

If Sony learned anything at all, it was to lube up and simply enjoy it next time around. They pretty much expect the sheep (PSN users) to flock back after many more embarrassing displays of ineptitude in the near future.

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