Originally Posted by jc_gargma
I think a better article title would be "The Hacking Community A Victim Of A Sophisticated Vendetta By Sony"
Sony dropped the ball on security, was told by hackers "Hey Sony, there is a hole here, plug it cause I want to help you" and they refused to listen, cause they were given this info by hackers.
Sony has no-one but themselves to blame for April, and every action they have made since has only demonstrated Sony's total arrogance to its own failings, and passed the blame onto "those evil hacker people," and even used it as justification to exact unjust ToS's, further control its consumer base, and to erode the legal protections of those who use electronic devices from the concept of ownership and privacy.
Sony allowed accounts from 10 years to be compromised. Excuse me, but has the PS3 been out for 10 years? This means there were accts from PS2 online era there as well. They were transmitting in plaintext cc#s (albiet old numbers that were no longer valid) which is against USA laws to transmit them that way. So technically they were breaking the law and people found out, so they shut things down to fix it. Any joe schmoe could have ran a packet sniffer on a college campus to cause havoc or find out they were doing this. Oh but that doesnt get in the news at all.