Sony Fined by British Gov’t Over 2011 Hacks
Remember back in 2011 when Sony’s PlayStation Network was breached by black-hatted hacker-people, and users’ data got all vulnerable and stuff? We all remember it—we just don’t really care that much about it anymore.
Well, it seems that the British government cares, as they’ve fined Sony £250,000, or $396,100, for its poor showing in preventing the breach in the first place. Britain’s deputy commissioner and director of data protection, David Smith, offered up this statement regarding the fine, and Sony’s failure:
“There’s no disguising that this is a business that should have known better. It is a company that trades on its technical expertise, and there’s no doubt in my mind that they had access to both the technical knowledge and the resources to keep this information safe.”
True. ALL TRUE. So there you go, Sony. It’s been two years since the hacks, and you’ve gotten your fine. Now don’t do it again. I guess. Time for tea and strumpets.
Via CBS News