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PS3 Sony fined £250,000


Serious Gamer
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29 Jun 2012
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Oh dear, and we are one just one country. Dread to think what other governments are doing to Sony over this.....

Sony has been fined £250,000 over 2011′s PSN hack, due to a “serious breach” of the Data Protection Act, according to the BBC this morning.

The Information Commissioner’s Office said that Sony’s security software was not up to date, and that the hack could have been prevented.

The ICO also said, in their report, that user passwords were not secure, and that names, addresses, dates of birth and payment card information could have been at risk.

Tretton apologises for the network hack and subsequent downtime at E3 2011.“If you are responsible for so many payment card details and log-in details then keeping that personal data secure has to be your priority,” said David Smith, deputy commissioner and director of data protection at the ICO.”
“In this case that just didn’t happen, and when the database was targeted – albeit in a determined criminal attack – the security measures in place were simply not good enough,” Smith added.

The ICO said that the security lapse was the “most serious it had ever seen,” and “there’s no disguising that this is a business that should have known better.”