New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has put Sony Computer Entertainment America, Sony Network Entertainment and Sony Online Entertainment on the rack over the PSN fiasco. The New York Times is reporting that Schneiderman’s office has issued a subpoena to Sony to explain itself over the the Playstation Network data breach …
The probe won't last long
Sony has enough friends ($$$) in Congress that they'll be able to call off Schneiderman and the other guard dogs quickly enough, and set the FBI and DHS on the trail of the Real Criminals.
No honor amongst thieves
Title says it all.
Schneiderman is a State AG and they don't marching orders from the Feds
New york State Attorney Generals are known to to be very independent so Sony will have a little more reaching to do, than usual.
I may have missed it, but ...
... how havethe relevant UK authorites reacted? Or is this sort of sloppiness with people's info OK?
It's good to know that Reg Readers aren't the only Doubting Thomas'
In reality Sony brought this whole chain of events down upon itself when it shafted it's customers by 'upgrading' the Play Station OS and making it impossible to use for running other OS.
Anonymous rightly protested, albeit in it's unique way, but obviously there were yet other other unplacated users.
Sony, having failed in the duties of a server owner, by not patching it's server software, suffered what is not such an unusual thing - they got hacked.
Then Sony USA turns around and blames Anonymous for it's woes? Give me a break - next they will claim Anonymous should have told them about their server failings.
At least others than the technically with it aren't buying the story which is to their credit. Sony USA needs exposing, feet first, to a very hot furnace until the truth is outed. The USA, being the worlds leading torturers, must have something that works even on Sony.
It is a pity the New York AG isn't as fast off the mark in chasing down those white collar criminals who nearly bankrupt the USA, or on Goldman Sachs who bet against it's very own customers..
And UK Govs take?
Probably still pissed from the celebrations last weekend!
Yes, it does seem like an excuse really.
If Anonymous did this, they would be crowing from the rooftops about it, cos it really does sound like quite an impressive hack.
real crims not wanted
Evidently sony are not after the real hackers because if they *were* brought into court and it they explained in pubic how they used exploits PSN had been told about some years previously it would be another Sony PR disaster. The NYAG would then have an even better case for a "money grab" from Sony.
Sony, security and the truth just dont mix too well.
What's happening in the UK?
Any official bodies in the UK looking into this? Or after the BT spying fiasco has everyone decided it simply isn't even worth pretending to go through the motions?
IT? because Sony is blatantly not an IT company.
Not an IT company?
More a disinformation technology company?
NY State AG Office more tenacious than pitbulls
SONY had better figure out what they are doing and fix it. The NYSAG will not back down in the face of political pressure outside on NYS and they will squeeze every penny they can out of SONY in damages, penalties, court costs etc.
Frankly, it couldn't happen to a more deserving company, let's see how they like getting "rooted" by the NYSAG.