Monday, May 2, 2011
For everyone scrambling to cancel debit cards and sell PS3s, Playstation Network had 31,140,307 US account. It's conceited and paranoid to think YOUR information is going to be compromised, out of the entire population of the planet. Sure, better safe than sorry. But melodramatic, theatrical claims that you're going to become a victim of identity theft because of the PSN breach is going from funny to annoying. Contrary to what you believe, nobody wants to be you.
Still, Sony is in some hot water. They should have notified everyone sooner. They should have actually done something. They sent out an email suggesting everyone go to AnnualCreditReport.com for free copies of their credit report. Which you can do once a year. Always. Sony doesn't want to pay for anything, though. They could have, I don't know, invested in $5 a month credit monitoring for accounts. Sure, that's expensive, but not everyone on every account is going to accept. Send out a blanket email, make good on it to those who accept, and bite the bullet-shaped void in your wallet.
I'm not exactly sure how one would bite a void.
If Sony wasn't so disingenuous about this whole thing, they would come out of it with barely a hitch. Instead, they're being closed mouth, turning over all investigation to the FBI, Homeland Security, Congress, a fat woman named Irma, the European Union, the BBB, and anyone else who'll pick up the tab. And then I've noticed Sony has massively increased its advertising. Wat da fa....
Anybody want to play Halo?