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Sony's response "at best disappointing and at worse dangerous"
Posted: 27.04.2011 12:30 by Simon Priest Comments: 1
UK gamer rights group Gamers' Voice is very unhappy with Sony's handling of the PlayStation Network outage, slamming them for dragging their feet.

It has left 75m accounts "at risk of identity theft" - it's the "continuous lack of information" that draws their ire, and they've contacted the UK Information Commissioner.

"The response by Sony to this situation is at best disappointing and at worse dangerous as it has left up to 75 million customers at risk of identity theft and fraud," said Gamers' Voice chairman Paul Gibson. Sony has only just recently issued an official statement.

"While the Playstation Network being down for the better part of the week is unfortunate, it is the continuous lack of information being provided to gamers on the potential loss of their personal details which is most worrying."

"Since this security breach took place a week ago, Sony should have notified its customers immediately of the potential loss of information. We are contacting the Information Commissioner in the UK to see what powers they have to investigate this matter further and hopefully to force some answers from Sony about the extent of this security breach."

Sony has promised to "assess the correct course of action" once PSN is restored and begins dealing with reimbursements. The Information Commissioner has significant power if the law is found to be broken. A US Senator is none to happy either.
Source: Eurogamer
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Comments

By ColinMc (SI Veteran Member) on Apr 27, 2011
ColinMc
Gamers' Voice!!!
Whata shits it's hapen???///!!
Evry one fill verry unhappy and disapointed!!!//??!!2@!!?/A US Senator and Gamers' Voice don't have diferent oPiniens|!!!!/??