Sony CEO: Playstation Network is "more secure" than ever

The cyber attacks that caused Sony to shut down its Playstation Network for weeks earlier this year are now just a bad memory for the company. That's the message that Sony's CEO Howard Stringer gave to the press this week during a trade event in Berlin. News.com reports that Stringer said, "This year, we at Sony have been flooded, we've been flattened, we've been hacked, we've been singed. But the summer of our discontent is behind us."

Stringer's words refer to the cyber attacks that were conducted back on April 20 on the Playstation Network's servers along with the servers run by Sony Online Entertainment. The hackers behind the attack gained access to tens of millions of users' personal information. Sony shut down the online gaming services for weeks in order to improve their security. The Playstation Network started to slowly come back online in May and was fully restored in all parts of the world in July.

Stringer's speech this week gave an update on the Playstation Network's status since its restoration. He said, "I'm pleased to tell you that the PSN is more secure and better than ever. We are aggressively expanding its content. We have more than 3 million new customers since the network came back online, and sales are exceeding what we had before the cyber attacks." The Playstation Network is now a sub-section of the company's newly announced Sony Entertainment Network which was announced this week, along with Sony's Music Unlimited and Movies Unlimited online services.

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Sony should open up the PSN to the web. They should use the strengths of their brand and users to connect all their mobile devices with a unified messaging system, email, and SMS system that can be access from consumer device from Sony phones, game machines, to the top 2 mobile OS like iOS and Android. Or partner with another company that can help bulster these services... just when you decide to abandon the company... learn from Yahoo and Google...

3 days ago at the Sony headquarters : "Ok guys, time to show what we got ! We're upgrading our encryption protocol to use a Caeser cipher ! Take THAT hackers !"

Considering they didn't patch certain flaws, that had been a known for years, as the hackers found out I am skeptical. It might be better, but still not secure enough.

Didn't they say they have patched everything and got hacked again, then people started going after the websites. It doesn't matter how much polish you put on a piece of crap, at the core it's still crap.

Sony have never been good with security/holes. PS1, PS2, PSP's and the PS3 all of them could easily be hacked.

Of course it is. They added security, of course it's "more secure". But that's like me saying my house is "more secure" than ever before, just because I shut the back door which I had neglectfully left open previously.

njlouch said,
Of course it is. They added security, of course it's "more secure". But that's like me saying my house is "more secure" than ever before, just because I shut the back door which I had neglectfully left open previously.

LMAO!

of course you can say that....now. Anything a step above "Not secure at all" automatically makes it "More Secure Than Ever!!"

Rohdekill said,
of course you can say that....now. Anything a step above "Not secure at all" automatically makes it "More Secure Than Ever!!"

LOL!