Playstation Network Slammed! : Congressman expresses disgust:

The following is a statement from U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn)

“I am deeply concerned about the egregious inadequacy of Sony’s efforts thus far to notify its customers of these breaches or to provide adequate protections for users whose personal and financial information may have been compromised,” Blumenthal said in the letter, his second to the company on the topic. “Sony’s failure to adequately warn its customers about serious security risks is simply unconscionable and unacceptable.”

I obtained the following statement made by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CONN) from Cnet News. Full article can be found HERE.
I also obtained this blog post from the Playstation Blog. Although I have read many, this guy seems to get “it.”
 “I have been a large supporter of Sony for a very long time and I am eagerly awaiting the reintroduction of PSN. However, in our current digital age, information is worth more than just about any tangible object. With this in mind, Sony’s “Welcome Back” program is not just a joke, but an insult to it’s consumers. Now the people who still live at home with mom and dad can jump on these blogs and bash people like me for being upset because they have no idea the implications of this breach. I on the other hand I am trying to purchase a house and any blemish on my credit history could make that impossible. IMO, 30 free days of PS+ (which never has anything decent anyway) and some crappy free game is not a proper apology. I think that Sony should float the bill so that I can hire an outside company to protect my data and credit since it is solely their responsibility that it is now out in the open. Considering an information breach like this can potentially follow me around and continue to destroy me for the rest of my life, I am more than just upset. Sony, your “Welcome Back” program does nothing but mock the victims and undermind the severity of the crime.
While I have the deepest sympathy for the problems that Sony is experience, I can’t help but feel that their lackadaisical approach to their network and customer relations in the primary reason that this happened. Sony has the ability to change the electronics market worldwide (Walkman’s, 3-D tv’s, Blur-Ray, DVD’s, etc.) but they are unable to provide proper security infrastructure and procedures?! This seems highly unlikely to me that a company with so many resources was simply unable to prevent, contain, and control this. So, the only other logical assumption was that Sony didn’t care enough to protect their consumers. As long as the money rolls in who cares? People also want to call Sony liars but I don’t agree. Sure they may announce a new piece of hardware or software and then never release it, but thats business. This is entirely different. Security should have been in place to protect consumers, not the company, and it was not. I feel that this is a clear indicator of how Sony feels about their consumers. Actions speak louder than blog entries. So no, I do not feel that Sony is a company of liars. Lazy truth stretchers? I can side with that.
I do not blame the hackers, I blame Sony. If a prisoner escapes from prison, do you blame the prisoner? No you blame the institution who’s job it is to contain them. Sony has a moral and ethical responsibility to protect the data of the very people who helped to make the company what it is. I’m insulted that Sony implies that my personal and private information is worth no more than a free month of PS+ and some DLC. So basically Sony is telling me that their possibly life changing mistakes is worth no more than 10 bucks. “
I only wish there were more educated gamers like this that would post onto blogs.

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