posted on May, 4 2011 @ 03:50 PM
This was realeased on playstation blog today. It talks about what they shared in the us consumer meeting today.
We also informed the subcommittee of the following:
Sony has been the victim of a very carefully planned, very professional, highly sophisticated criminal cyber attack.
We discovered that the intruders had planted a file on one of our Sony Online Entertainment servers named “Anonymous” with the words “We are
By April 25, forensic teams were able to confirm the scope of the personal data they believed had been taken, and could not rule out whether credit
card information had been accessed. On April 26, we notified customers of those facts.
As of today, the major credit card companies have not reported any fraudulent transactions that they believe are the direct result of this cyber
Protecting individuals’ personal data is the highestpriority and ensuring that the Internet can be made secure for commerce is also essential.
Worldwide, countries and businesses will have to come together to ensure the safety of commerce over the Internet and find ways to combat cybercrime
and cyber terrorism.
We are taking a number of steps to prevent future breaches, including enhanced levels of data protection and encryption; enhanced ability to detect
software intrusions, unauthorized access and unusual activity patterns; additional firewalls; establishment of a new data center in an undisclosed
location with increased security; and the naming of a new Chief Information Security Officer.
What does everyone make of this?
edit on 4-5-2011 by drfresh because: Read the 2nd line in the Sony quote.