Likewise, running a company known across the planet isn't like growing corn.
Any system can be hacked, just as any bank could be broken into, but with a company as big as Sony i'd expect their security to be top notch. Everything that has been released so far has pointed to a serious ineptitude on their part, and they don't seem to be speaking up to defend themselves.
If I was a PSN customer, i'd be seriously pissed at sony right now, and i think i'd be entirely justified.
PS3 is a free service available to anyone that owns a PS3 or PSP. You're not really a customer, more of a member. Inputing your credit card data is completly optional and they offer the ability to purchase cards from a retail store to ensure your credit card info never gets put on their servers.
While Sony could have put more protections in place I think the old saying of "You get what you pay for" applies. Any system can be hacked, it's all just a matter of time.
I never put my credit card information in to PSN so I'm not concerned at all.
OK, PS3 users! You will get a free month of PSN+, are you pleased?
PSN+ doesn't do anything. It lets me download some special demos and I get some PSN games free as long as I have the service. Meh, I don't play online much anyway
Thats why I'll never get a PS3 (piece of shit 3 ). . XP jkjkjkjkjk I like the playstion the only reason I havn't gotten one is that there are only like 2 or 3 games I would get. and the 360 game line up is better imo but yeah. . all the years I've been on LIVE (5yrs) and it hasn't been hacked and If I remember they have all the personal info on a separate sever if I recall for stuff like this.
While XBL hasn't been hacked in the same sense that PSN has, it has experienced 2 weeks worth of outages back in 2007 around christmas. It's also worth reporting that XBL accounts are hacked on an individual basis very often, and people have lost accounts and credit card information as a result.