Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Sony fingers Anonymous for Qriocity, Playstation breach

Sony are trying to link Anonymous - the loose internet affiliation, not Joe Klein - for the lifting of thousand upon thousand of pieces of personal information.

It doesn't seem to have said sorry for its weak security, mind you.

Although trying to suggest a link between the security breach and an apparent Anonymous Denial Of Service attack, Sony mumbles that it might have been a coincidence:

The attack that stole the personal data of millions of Sony customers was launched separately, while the company was distracted protecting itself against the denial of service campaign, Sony said.

Sony said it was not sure whether the organizers of the two attacks were working together.
What's really interesting is the complete lack of haste that Sony brought to the loss of all this information:
The company noticed unauthorized activity on its network on April 19, and discovered that data had been transferred off the network the next day.
"Hey... you know all that unauthorized activity yesterday? D'you reckon that we should check to see what happened?"
"oh, yes. How about 3pm tomorrow?"
"I've got a meeting with Frank then. Can we make it half four?"

Still, once they realised there had been personal details taken, they swung into action, right?
The company also said it waited two days after discovering data was stolen from its PlayStation video game network before contacting law enforcement and did not meet with FBI officials until five days later.
It's funny: if Sony get a hint of someone putting a unlicensed song on YouTube, it's takedown machine swings into action straight away. Someone walks off with people's personal data, and it's nearly a full week before the FBI are brought in.

Perhaps you should ask Sony to hide your credit card details in a Kings Of Leon single. It looks like they'd get better protection then.