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by Mike Masnick


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Things Get Worse And Worse For Sony As Another Massive Data Breach Detected

from the this-is-why-you-don't-trust-rootkitters dept

For the few of you left who still trusted Sony, now comes news of yet another massive data breach, this time for Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) users. SOE is their online multiplayer games offering. It sounds like a similar issue to the PSN hack, again with lots of data being taken. Making matters worse, apparently for players outside the US, Sony kept credit card numbers and/or bank details in an "outdated database" (read, one not properly secured or encrypted, apparently). And... Sony is now admitting that the breach occurred a few weeks ago, so this info has probably already been put to use. So, we've got the rootkit, the PSN and now the SOE issue. Who actually willingly pays Sony for anything any more?

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    Anonymous Coward, 3 May 2011 @ 9:34am

    Re: Where to Go?

    "Sony will learn from this, we can all hope."

    Why should they? They didn't learn anything from the rootkit debacle and it cost them less than a slap on the wrist.

    As long as the sheeple keep buying their goods and services, there is NO REASON for them to learn. Or to even try to learn.

    Sony cares about profit. Always profit, only profit. If they could prostitute children and make money from it, they'd do it without a second thought. They have no conscience, no morals, no ethics, no scruples of any kind.

    So to expect them to learn, or to even WANT to learn, is insane. They've already repeatedly proven, beyond all possible argument, that they're not going to. And because the sheeple keep coming back, they don't need to.

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