Sony PlayStation Security Uproar: On the Verge of Rising and Dealing with Turmoil
Days after the console tsunami, PlayStation owners around the globe wondered if the ongoing security measures will help them in the future. Although more than half of breached accounts had been restored, the rising security uproar is still haunting gamers— to the extent of temporarily switching to simpler Wiis and DS.
Console security—and its undermining meaning—is the hottest issue today. Even Xbox loyalists have felt the “console breach” effect that resulted to several password changes and other hysterical and panic-stricken moves. Yet, while Xbox users are worrying, Microsoft is not. They released a statement to calm their users, stating that they are currently doing a system upgrade and update to protect the security of the whole system, especially their valued user’s gaming accounts.
“It’s business as usual with our previously planned Xbox LIVE promotions and programming. Other than that we have no comment.”
This statement from Microsoft could mean a lot of things, but for console fanatics, this sends a notion that Microsoft is doing some behind-the-scene system changes to avoid the Sony incident. Some also say this is a marketing statement to cover up any company irregularities.
On the other hand, Nintendo (Wii carrier) remains silent on the issue.
Nevertheless, whatever is happening to Sony is a big leap for runner-ups Nintendo and Microsoft.
Sony will probe it the George Hotz-way, even deeper
Although George Hotz’s case is way vulgar and different from the current security uproar, Sony will not stop probing with a deeper study to catch the cyber perpetrator. And even without a well-updated blog and a blatant George Hotz site owner to rely on, the Japanese gaming giant has already back their studies with a realistic man hunt.
Sony is now empowering its security measures by retaining a team from Data Forte, comprised of a special agent from United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service and FBI heads to delve on the matter.
Authorities and investigation bodies remain quiet as the public probes with their own agenda of knowing who the hacker is. No news stench or an update breach has been reported yet.
Sony is now confidently announcing that they are “back in business”, although some password problems are still on the works.
On Sony loyalists
Blogs and forums all over the Web show how alarmed and well-confident Sony users are. Some also consider this as a dim-witted issue, a dilemma Sony can easily resolve in weeks. They also announced their loyalty to the gaming giant despite the ongoing security drama.
Up to this point, Sony Playstation3 is still leading the gaming console market.