Sony considering offering a reward for info on hackers

Sony considering offering a reward for info on hackers
Following the breach of security that has caused 100 million accounts to have their data compromised, Sony is now considering offering rewards for info that leads to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the hacks.

So far, Sony has not decided on whether to offer the reward but is actively considering.



The PSN has been down since April 17th, when Sony says it detected an attack and promptly shut down the service. Unfortunately, it was not quick enough, and 77 million accounts had their personal data stolen. Last week, Sony confirmed that another 25 million accounts were hacked from their Online division, which was then shut down, as well.

Yesterday, Sony Chairman Howard Stringer apologized for the multi-week outage of the PSN and offered all affected users in the U.S. one year of free identity-theft protection.

The company will offer $1 million insurance per user, which will cover legal expenses, identity-restoration costs and lost wages if your ID is stolen.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 6 May 2011 23:25
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  • 9 comments
  • deak91

    i'll help out sony ... they use computers and they mostly attack companies that use security as a way to take away features that the public want or already have ...ohh they really hate it when a company uses a forced firmware update to take away any features or cripple the system or device that was already working fine for the user until you scare the user to upgrade or it will stop/or has stopped working until you upgrade the firmware...hope that helps sony

    7.5.2011 00:34 #1

  • brockie

    not shore that I believe this.

    7.5.2011 01:14 #2

  • KillerBug

    I know who is responsible for all this...I don't know his name, but he works for Sony and is responsible for ensuring that security updates get installed. Being attacked is no excuse for lack of security, especially when your company is practically taunting potential attackers. Sony wouldn't be offering identity theft protection if they were not 100% liable.

    As for a list of people who might have casually walked in through the door that the head of security welded open, I am sure it is only about 10,000,000 long...cross-reference that with the ~70,000,000 customers that sony has f**ked over the last 15 months, and I bet the total would be under 1,000,000 potential attackers.


    7.5.2011 06:40 #3

  • Smacks

    Whether they offer a reward or not I hope they catch the thieves and put them in jail.

    7.5.2011 10:08 #4

  • Clam_Up

    Originally posted by Smacks: Whether they offer a reward or not I hope they catch the thieves and put them in jail. Whether they catch them or not, I think they made their point.

    7.5.2011 14:16 #5

  • 1nsan3

    i dont care. If the reward was high enough i would turn in my best friend.

    But on a personal note to the hacker(s) who did this.
    Fuc* you. this time around i hope sony tears you a new ass and throws you in prison to get anal raped. this is totally uncalled for. u already lost all respect of all of us. i probebly was annonomous. i will bet my left nut it was.
    3 16year old kids in there mommys garage on there mommys dell with windows 98.

    For Sale:

    Parachute, Used Once, never opened small stain.
    Best Offer!

    7.5.2011 14:26 #6

  • dEwMe

    Thanks 1nsan3...you gave me a real good laugh...You do know Sony left the door wide open for them? Sure the hacker(s) never shoulda done it but Sony let em in and has been begging for it for years.

    Go ahead and put your money in a paper bag out in your front yard. I won't feel bad for ya for a second when some crackhead takes it...

    Just my $0.02,

    dEwMe

    7.5.2011 15:22 #7

  • Smacks

    Originally posted by Clam_Up: Originally posted by Smacks: Whether they offer a reward or not I hope they catch the thieves and put them in jail. Whether they catch them or not, I think they made their point. I didn't know the thieves came forward and stated what their point was in all of this. What I have heard is rumor, speculation and other members opinions about why this attack occurred.

    7.5.2011 17:29 #8

  • Super Sam (unverified)

    I know who it was....it was the Samurai

    10.5.2011 14:48 #9

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