Sony comments on £250,000 fine by ICO for 2011's PSN Outage
- By Sehran Shaikh
Today UK Information Commissioners Office imposed a fine of £250,000 on Sony for 2011's PSN Outage. Now SCEE has finally commented on this via a statement to MCV.
The statement reads as follow:
"Sony Computer Entertainment Europe strongly disagrees with the ICO’s ruling and is planning an appeal."
"SCEE notes, however, that the ICO recognises Sony was the victim of "a focused and determined criminal attack," that "there is no evidence that encrypted payment card details were accessed," and that “personal data is unlikely to have been used for fraudulent purposes" following the attack on PSN.
"Criminal attacks on electronic networks are a real and growing aspect of 21st century life and Sony continually works to strengthen our systems, building in multiple layers of defence and working to make our networks safe, secure and resilient.
"The reliability of our network services and the security of our consumers’ information are of the utmost importance to us, and we are appreciative that our network services are used by even more people around the world today than at the time of the criminal attack."
What you guys have to say on this entire issue?. Sony already lost billons of dollars due to PSN Outage, and now this £250,000?, is it fare?.
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