Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sony Apologizes for PlayStation Network Intrusion

Kazuo Hirai, Executive Deputy President, Sony Corporation, formally apologized for the hacker intrusion on the Sony Playstation Network last month, including the compromise of credit card data from tens of millions of subscribers.

"This criminal act against our network had a significant impact not only on our consumers, but our entire industry. These illegal attacks obviously highlight the widespread problem with cyber-security. We take the security of our consumers' information very seriously and are committed to helping our consumers protect their personal data. In addition, the organization has worked around the clock to bring these services back online, and are doing so only after we had verified increased levels of security across our networks."

The company enumerated the following steps that it has taken since the cyber-attack on its data center in San Diego: SNEI turned off the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services, engaged multiple expert information security firms over the course of several days and conducted an audit of the system. Since then, SNEI and its third-party consultants have conducted security tests and implemented additional layers of data encryption. The company is also creating the position of Chief Information Security Officer, directly reporting to Shinji Hasejima, Chief Information Officer of Sony Corporation.http://www.sony.com