After Sony’s major outage, data leak, and generally-poor security caused a large amount of passwords and usernames, along with other identifying information, to be leaked to hackers, you would think that they would be done and dusted. Nope. The CEO Howard Stringer told shareholders at the annual meeting that 90% of the userbase has returned to PSN after its restoration. Even though Sony has had controversial pricing, policies, and the recent hacking, their customers remain supportive as ever.
At the meeting, a shareholder asked if the hacker attacks were in retaliation to comments made by Sony’s managers. The Vice President Kaz Hirai stated that they were targeted because Sony took many steps to protect their property, and to prevent people from exploiting PSN to get free access to games they have not paid for.
It’s kind of odd how a vocal portion of people, myself included, was thinking “You’ve done it now Sony, you dun goofed! You’re DONE!”, yet Sony comes straight back, rights some wrongs, and have probably learned their lesson after this momentous screwup. Well I guess you can’t really turn away from one of the largest technology companies on the planet completely.