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Following your recent research on internal and external threats to an organisation. What is your take on the Sony PS3 network breach? What should they have done? What could they have done? Why were they hacked? Do you have PS3? Would you get one?

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  1. john
    May 3, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    i think that they should just up there security. i would not change as i think their console works fine besides from this hacking and i dont use my credit card on playstaion net work so i am fine.

    • Christine Dawsonnn (:
      May 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm

      what happens if you use other softwear by them and had to use your credit card would you still buy the softwear

  2. Andrew Tonge
    May 3, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I think that the breach on the Sony PS3 network is really bad for the reputation for the company becasue people will find it hard to trust them again and they may fear that their details could be taken. I think they should have responded quicker and told people so they could check credit card details etc I think they were hacked becasue they are a big company with lots of details which people could use to make lots of money or send viruses to other in order to break people’s PS3’s. i have a PS3 but havent been on for a while so i dont know if i have been hacked yet or not, i am considering selling it becasue i dont use it any more and because they got hacked and it could happen again.

    • Christine Dawsonnn (:
      May 3, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      i agree they should of told people earlier so they could check their details and that they will now how have a bad reputation

    • Conor Strophair
      July 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      I agree Tongeyyyyyyyyy

    • Joe Rob
      July 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm


  3. Adam
    May 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I think that Sony should have told the public about the breach quicker, expecially taken into account peoples credit card details where on the line so people could have taken action quicker. They should have also made sure that their security system wes completely seamless, taken into account how much people it effects.

    I would not get a PS3 as it clearly has an inferior security system to other systems such as Xbox Live, which have not currently had a major security breach and put peoples personal details in danger of being stolen.

    • Chris Wells
      May 3, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      I agree that Sony should have told the public about he breach earlier but how would that have changed anything? You cant do anything till they regain control of the network. We cant do anything until the network comes back on and people can change their passwords, and nothing is un-hackable, for all we know xbox is the next target to get hacked.

  4. Xbox lad 2011 hew!
    May 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm


    • Amy Etherington
      May 4, 2011 at 11:34 am

      You really need to learn real punctuation. I think one exclamation mark would have put your point across! Haha

  5. christineee
    May 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I think that the network breach shouldn’t have happened they should have had high security measures in place as they are handling people’s private details and it has now damaged sonys reputation as people won’t feel safe giving their details out. I think sony should have been more prepared for this to happen as they had so many people’s details someone would want to get them, they would of been hacked so that they can get other peoples details to access their banks and even steal their identity and make lots of money from this. I don’t have a PS3 and because of this I won’t get one because they can’t keep information secret.

    • Adam
      May 4, 2011 at 9:38 am

      I agree, Sony should have had better measures in place to deal with the problem and told its customers sooner.

  6. Joshua Steele
    May 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    My take on the whole PS3 network breach is that someone has hacked into the system, but i dont know why. I think that sony should of been much more prepared for something like this, they should off never let it happen in the first place; they should off had enough protection to keep hackers out. No one knows why they weren hacked, but it could have something to do with getting people’s personal details. No i do not have a PS3, i never really wanted one, so this has made me not want one even more.

    • Amy Etherington
      May 4, 2011 at 11:34 am

      I agree Josh!

  7. Nathan
    May 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I think sony should have obviously used nescessary security measures to protect the personal details of the users of PSN, I dont own a PS3, however this wouldnt put me off buying one as since this has happened, Sony would have to make sure it wouldnt happen again otherwise it would make them look worse & loose customers.

    • kyle riley
      May 4, 2011 at 11:35 am

      I dont think that your right tbh because if they had the right security measures then surely no one woul dhavebeen able to hack into there server? although i agree with it not stopping me buy a PS3 as i own one 😛

    • Joshua Steele
      May 4, 2011 at 11:36 am

      I agree with nathan, if sony did this again they would lose both thier good reputation and customers.

    • john
      May 4, 2011 at 11:36 am

      i agree with the security needing to be better but i dont see how this would put you of buying the console as the gaming experience is still the same

      • Chris
        May 20, 2011 at 9:35 am

        Well said! as it is now back and working fine (apart from the store)

    • Lewis Garnett
      May 4, 2011 at 11:36 am

      i agree with nathan, however i think that you should own a ps3 becasue they better then xbox. i agree with you also on making it better safety as this would lose customers

  8. roy
    May 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    It doesnt really bother me much because I rarely use it anyway and psn dont have any of my debit card details etc, however, I can appreciate that for some, it could be awful.
    Also, this is the price you pay for getting it all free, Xbox dont have this problem, but you have to pay for Xbox live, is the compramise worth it? Perhaps Xbox is more secure becauase they have all the extra cash to spend (Not that sony arent loaded)
    Sony should definately step up to the competition and put new improved security systems in place to re-inforce faith in their system and prevent another break in like this! It would have saved them a fortune if they had just done it in the first place.

    • Adam
      May 4, 2011 at 9:41 am

      It interesting to think that if Sony had a fee to play online, the breach may not have happened. Perhaps Xbox may still be vunerable to hackers as well?

    • Richard
      May 4, 2011 at 11:37 am

      I agree with you there Roy about how Sony should really improve on their security

  9. Richard
    May 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Sony should of been able to tell if they had been hacked and dealt with the problem quicker rather than wait and see. I am a PS3 owner but am not worried about my details been stolen.

    • Nathan
      May 4, 2011 at 11:34 am

      I agree richard, a company as big as sony should have seen something like this comming & should have taken the nescessary security measures.

  10. Ben Patterson
    May 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    What i think about the PS3 breach is that they should have had better secerity on the PS3 all ready because PS3 network will have had lots of credit card details on. They should have tryed to take off all of the people credit card details if that was possible. Yeah i have got a PS3, and on the day it went down i just got myself a new game. I am disapointed that it got hacked again, becuase after they got hacked the first time they should have tryed and made the secerity better so that it does not happen again, which it has happen again.

  11. Amy Etherington
    May 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I think that Sony PS3 network breach is terrible! I cannot believe that an organisation that big could have a network breach – it will more than likely have a major effect on the business and it’s profits. They should have adressed the problem straight away, and told the public, to help keep details private. I think they must have been hacked to steal identities and make money! Or it could have been a big headed teenager showing what he could do… haha!
    I don’t have a PS3, and I dont think I would get one if my information could be breached.

  12. Bethany King
    May 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I think that Sony should never have allowed this to happen, they should have had appropriate security measures in place to prevent things like this from happening. This will be really bad for the company’s reputation and I think they will probably lose many user or potential users. Sony needs to improve its security so that this cannot happen again. I think that they were hacked so that people bank accounts could be accessed.

    • Bethany Hopwood
      May 4, 2011 at 11:36 am

      i agree with the points you have made Bethany.

    • ben patterson
      May 4, 2011 at 11:37 am

      I agree that sony should have had better security !

  13. Chris Wells
    May 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I think the Sony PS3 network breach is a very dangerous thing that has happened, as many peoples detials have been taken and they could lose a lot of money, i really hope these people are caught and put away. SonyPS3 should have had a better security system to protect peoples detials, although their network is a free network to use compared to xbox, they are still taking peoples personal details and bank details, by taking this information they should have an up to date and obviously better security system to protect our information. I believe people have hacked this network, to prove it can be done and many people were hacking into the playstation 3 to change it for themselves. I do have a Playstation 3, but i dont have any credit card details on there so i am not as worried compared to people who do, but im still going to follow steps advised by Sony, by changing my password etc. I plan to stay with Playstation as they are improving the security system in place and rebuilding the whole network to try and prevent this from happening again. If i had lost money through losing my credit card details i probably would have changed to xbox.

    • roy
      May 4, 2011 at 11:36 am

      You clearly think about this a lot chris, I agree though thatif I had lost money through all of this, I would change to Xbox but I havent, so I wont haha

  14. chris
    May 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    My view is that someone from within playstation let slip some information which has allowed a person/s to hack the system. i dont really understand why someone would hack playstation unless there was some kind of reward involved for them. They cant of really done much as they might not have known they were being hacked but they could maybe have had more protection on the system.

  15. dean
    May 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I havent evolved from a Ps2 yet so to be honest I couldnt care less.

    • Christine Dawsonnn (:
      May 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm


    • Harry Collins
      May 24, 2011 at 9:25 am

      ps2 was a great console though have a 360 elite now pritty mint

  16. lauren abley
    May 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I think that the Sony ps3 breach will have a big affect on the reputation of the business, 4% of their shares have already dropped because people do not want to be associated with it. People will find it hard to ensure that this will not happen again. They should have made sure that there was no way of people hacking into accounts. They will have been hacked because people can then use the PS£ user’s bank account details and they would make a lot of money. I do not have a PS3 and I wouldn’t get one because I have a PS” Slimline 🙂

  17. kyle riley
    May 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    i think that sony shouldbe held fully responsible for what they havedone as peoples private information could havebeen stolen, ALSO ryan bell wrote that thingy about xbox lad and it was me 🙂

    • ryan bell
      May 4, 2011 at 11:38 am

      you sir are completely correct!!!!

  18. Ryan 'Tiny-nips' Bell
    May 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    i would be appauled at PS3 if this was me who got my account hacked. PS3 has never been as good as XBOX and i think everyone secretly knows this, PS3 dont have any good exclusive games, they have little big planet… WE ARNT 6 YEARS OLD!!!!!!! AND KILLZONE 2, BUT KILLZONE 1 sucked already so why did you make a sequel… IDIOTS, so anyway XBOX is better as we have gears of war and im all like VRAM VRAM VRAM!!! with my chainsaw oif justice, and halo wen i get to be a power ranger… so if you have any sence you will be a fellow xbox supporter like my self and doing so get all of the ladies in town because your the mack daddy!

  19. lewis garnett
    May 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    i think that the breach is really bad as it has stolen peoples personal details, i think that play station (sony) should take full responsibility of what has happened. why hasnt sony had a better protection act on personal detail? they should have had better protection of personal details and also informaed people alot quicker then what they did. they could made a data protection, by making a better defence against hackers. they were hacked because the protection on peoples details were weak. YES I HAVE A PS3!!!!, AND YEAH I WOULD GET ANOTHER ONE BECAUSE THEY ARE MINT AND BETTER THEN XBOX

    • Andrew
      May 4, 2011 at 11:36 am

      I agree with lewis becasue peoples personal details shouldnt be stolen and Sony should not have allowed people to hack into their account. they should have informed people quicker and they should make sure nothing like this will happen again.

    • Harry Collins
      May 24, 2011 at 9:22 am

      you fool you have jumped to a conclusion without taking into account the wonders of the xbox 360 console

      reckon you should take caps lock of m8 the effect isnt hitting me as much as you thought

  20. Bethany Hopwood
    May 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I think that this will baldy effect the reputation of the Sony PS3 and other Sony products because people will find it hard to trust them again they will fear that their details will be taken. i think they should have informed people earlier so that people could keep track of their bank accounts of close their account so they do not get any data stolen. I have a PS3, i don’t use it because i don’t like it.

    • Bethany King
      May 4, 2011 at 11:35 am

      I agree with this 🙂

    • lauren abley
      May 4, 2011 at 11:35 am

      I agree with what you are saying, it will be hard for song to build up the reputation that they had before.

    • Chris
      May 4, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      I like the last sentance, it is very powerfull haha. But i do agree i think that people will have less trust in playstation from now on.

  21. Alex
    May 18, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    They should of sorted it out faster as it took them ages so i couldn’t play online for a few weeks!

    • Chris
      May 20, 2011 at 9:37 am

      It was such a big hack that happened, and they needed to rebuild the whole network, and improve it. This is why it took so long

  22. Matty Fairburn
    May 18, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    i prefer ps3.

    • Chris
      May 20, 2011 at 9:36 am

      Well done.

    • Ryan Bell
      June 24, 2011 at 9:32 am


  23. Harry Collins
    May 24, 2011 at 9:19 am

    you fool you have jumped to a conclusion without taking into account the wonders of th xbox 360 console

  24. Alex
    May 24, 2011 at 9:27 am

    With it taking weeks to do my brother bought an Xbox. now we just can’t be botherewd to update it

    Should of done it alot faster

    Not of allowed it in the first place

    • John doran
      June 8, 2011 at 11:58 am

      good for you. xbox’s are better than ps3 but it is sad that the network went down. 😦

  25. Harry Collins
    May 24, 2011 at 9:30 am

    i prefer golf friends

  26. Harry Collins
    May 24, 2011 at 9:31 am

    what you been doing your brother for

  27. Connor Bland
    June 8, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    i prefur xbox

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