Sony PlayStation hacking covered up

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About this Al Jazeera report from the USA:

PlayStation breach was kept under wraps

Sony has admitted that hackers have stolen the private data of up to 80 million users of its PlayStation console.

Last Modified: 28 Apr 2011 05:26

Sony admits that over 75 million customers personal information may have been compromised, including names, addresses, passwords, email address and possibly credit card information.

Stolen information can be used to purchase items with stolen credit cards, set up false identities to secure loans, set up bank accounts, receive public assistance and can even provide cover for terrorists. But gamers are furious that the company waited more than a week after hackers broke in on April 16th to warn its customers.

The breach is not only an embarrassment but is likely to cost it financially. The company’s stock fell 2.5 per cent. FBI’s Cyber Crime unit has been called in as class action lawsuits are being filed by US attorneys on behalf of hacked clients.

Rob Reynolds reports from San Diego.

Playstation hack hits three million Brits: here.

Sony Corporation chief executive Howard Stringer has apologised for the “inconvenience and concern” caused by a security breach that saw personal data from millions of PlayStation Network users compromised: here.

2 thoughts on “Sony PlayStation hacking covered up

  1. A survivor shouldn’t be legally required to work for the man who raped her. But that’s the reality for pop star Kesha.

    She went to court to get out of her contract with famous producer Dr. Luke, who she says drugged and assaulted her for years. But she lost, and now she’s contractually obligated to work on six more albums under the thumb of the man who raped her.1

    But Sony is a company, reliant on fans to purchase albums and tickets from its artists. This story is generating a massive backlash online. If enough of us join our voices together, Sony will have to release Kesha from her contract. Will you add your name?

    Tell Sony: Stop forcing Kesha to work with her abuser. Release her from her contract.
    Sign the petition

    “I cannot work with Dr. Luke. I physically cannot. I don’t feel safe in any way.” That’s what Kesha said when she filed her claim.2 Due to the trauma, Kesha hasn’t released a single song since 2013–halting her career just as it was taking off.3

    Thanks to the court’s decision, Kesha will have to make six more albums under Sony, a company that stood with her abuser in court. Worse yet, because of the contract, all of those albums will be owned by Dr. Luke.4

    Kesha, like too many women, didn’t see justice through the court system. But the decision has sparked a major backlash, and thousands of people are weighing in in support of Kesha–including Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift. Kelly Clarkson tweeted that Dr. Luke had abused her too.5

    With momentum on our side, we can join together to force Sony to release her from her contract, so she can go make music with other producers.

    Add your name to stand up for Kesha’s right to make music free from her abuser.

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kaili, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Clarise, Anathea, Audine, Ryan, Shannon, Megan, Kaytee, and Libby, the UltraViolet team


    1. How We Failed To Protect Kesha, Jezebel, February 19, 2016

    2. Ibid.

    3. Kesha says her career is doomed if lawsuit against Dr. Luke remains unresolved, LA times, September 25, 2015

    4. How We Failed To Protect Kesha, Jezebel, February 19, 2016

    5. Kesha Fights Record Label in Court, and Big Names in Music Take Sides, New York Times, February 22, 2016


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