Re: "All eyes are now on the hacker's next move."
The only way to stand up to a bully is hit him as hard as you can in the mush. You might get some bruises, but keep it up and he'll go away eventually.
Caving to these morons will only make things worse over time and the stolen info will be released.
Grow a pair Sony. You might have made a few Bob releasing after all the free publicity. Now? Doubt it.