I am sure most Strategic Sourceror readers are aware of the recent security breach issues Sony has been experiencing, their PlayStation Network being hacked and effecting millions of accounts. And so it continues in Canada and overseas.

It has been reported via computerandvideogames.com that, “hackers have targeted Sony Ericsson Canada's online store, stealing users' personal data in the process. More than 2,000 consumers have had their personal data stolen from the site, including their e-mails, passwords and telephone numbers.”

Other sources report that hackers in Thailand, Indonesia, and Greece are luring people to upload personal information including credit card numbers to similar game and music sites. No one is sure or will admit if these occurrences are at all related to the recent attack of Sony’s online Play Station game.

Holding our breaths waiting for resolution, these reports continue to discourage my use of these types of services and sharing any personal data online. Sony may take some of the hit but what about the consumer?

Impact on Sony: loss of some money and a few customers. They will continue to develop new services, games, and equipment for the consumer world. They continue to grow, be profitable, and move on.

Impact on end users: potential loss of money, identity theft, credit damage, computer virus attacks and the list goes on.

I would expect an industry leader such as Sony to have it together and invest some of their $$$$$ in better security measures. Also, when this occurs, websites are shut down and you cannot use the service. By then, the customer may move on and look for another source to play with; Peter Cohen of zdnet.com is quoted in this article, "In the interim, more and more gamers will likely do what I’m doing –– playing their Xbox 360s using Microsoft’s comparatively much more robust Xbox Live service."

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