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.