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Sony Were Attacked by Hackers for the Third Time and May Lost Over One Billion U.S. Dollars – Business – Small Business
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According to well-known international IT site Computerworld 9 reported, Sony has recently suffered its third network hacker attacks, hackers 2500 Ming Suoni part of the user’s name and e-mail address and the information in a website. Insiders believe that, in the third before hacking, Sony seems to do nothing, the game resumed the remote network services not on a regular basis, which makes the already battered reputation of Sony blamed even worse, the economic loss is likely to over 10 billion dollars.
Since the April 17 start, Sony suffered a hacker attack twice, may have led to Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and other countries accounted for the user’s record of 10,700 pen directly, and 12,700 non-US credit card or pen card account number wastheft. Attacks has prompted the company in April 20 and May 2 were shut down its network and Qriocity of PSN games, music and video services.
Sony said on May 1, and strive to restore PlayStationNetwork and Qriocity week games, music and video services. However, over the past week, Sony failed to restore the network gaming service schedule, the reasons given was the need to improve the content of computer network security testing. For detailed schedule and plan, Sony spokesman declined to disclose.
The delayed repair, may test the public’s confidence in the Sony, and the company attitude toward the transaction transparency and efficiency. It also accused Sony already suffering credibility even worse, many customers leave a message on the Sony blog, expressed disappointment on the extended repair time.
There is an article that as the PSN network in half the time, hackers have been attacked in varying degrees, in addition to Sony’s commitment fell, closing of network services revenue loss, the re-issue credit cards to enhance network security systemcompensation for the user, the user confidence in the reconstruction expenses are expected to over 10 billion dollars. Japan’s Jiji news agency quoted the analysis of the U.S. credit card service provider pointed out that if Sony “hacking” incident in the theft of personal information users to make replacement of permit requirements, only the replacement of permit fees may be up to 3 billion U.S. dollars.
In addition, if Sony can not well respond to the data security crisis, which would have been in product development and sales lost to Nintendo, Samsung, Sony and Apple and other competitors to cause further blow. Sony’s attitude on the part of consumers already disappointed to other brands, which no doubt left enough space competitors. Its biggest rival Nintendo Wii console has recently announced a price reduction to $ 149.99, and announced a “Nintendo select” program, launched several classic games.Microsoft also joined the “looting” in the ranks: from May 2 to May 15, the customer as long as Microsoft’s X BoxLive network worth more than 29.99 U.S. dollars on the purchase of the game, for free access to 1600 XBoxLive game points. If you are buying X box360 host, you can also get $ 50 discount and 1,600 XBoxLive game points.
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