So apparently the Playstation network has been down because Sony got their dumbasses hacked. They not only delayed informing customers whose information was compromised, but they also tried to hush up their efforts to secure what might be a big flaw in security of their network.
From the LA Times:
Hackers who gained access to personal information last week were able to steal names, addresses, phone numbers, user names, birth dates, email addresses and passwords, Sony said. The company said it did not know whether credit card information was stolen.
"While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility," Sony PlayStation spokesman Patrick Seybold wrote on the company's blog. "If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained."
Sony last week shut down its PlayStation Network service, saying it had been the target of an "intrusion," but did not release details until Tuesday.
The delay drew criticism from Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who fired off a letter to the president of Sony's PlayStation business in the U.S., Jack Tretton, saying he was "troubled by the failure of Sony to immediately notify affected customers of the breach and to extend adequate financial data security protections."
What up Sony, suck it. You are all over the New York Times, and LA Times looking like fools. You think parents will cough up the credit card to the kiddies for downloads when their info is getting given up like a crackwhore giving up the poon for rock? Doubt it.
Microsoft, you better take advantage of this shit. Put those overpaid marketing fucks to work and get on stealing Sony's market share. Hop to it.