PSN: senatore americano soddisfatto della risposta di Sony

Roma, 11 Maggio 2011

Mentre il Playstation Network rimane offline Richard Blumenthal, senatore democratico, afferma che Sony “potrebbe servire da modello per altre aziende simili di fronte a situazioni di hacking”.

In controtendenza alla rabbia e al disappnto generale sviluppatosi intorno alla vicenda dopo la risposta di Sony alla lettera ufficiale del senatore Blumenthal come intitola nel suo blog afferma di aver apprezzato questo “primo forte passo” da parte di Sony. Aggiunge che

Il crimine perpetrato su Sony e gli utenti PlayStation Network fa parte di una più ampia tendenza preoccupante della criminalità informatica, e ci ricorda che le nostre leggi e le risorse per la sicurezza dei dati devono tenere il passo con l’avanzare della tecnologia.

Sicuramente questa vicenda, si spera, servirà d’aiuto non solo a Sony stessa ma a tutte quelle compagnie che si potreebbero trovare in in una situazione del genere in futuro. Speriamo per il meglio.

PS:in questo precedente post potete trovare la risposta ufficiale di Sony al senatore mentre questo è il testo della lettera spedita da Blumenthal

Dear Mr. Tretton:

I am writing regarding a recent data breach of Sony’s PlayStation Network service. I am troubled by the failure of Sony to immediately notify affected customers of the breach and to extend adequate financial data security protections.

It has been reported that on April 20, 2011, Sony’s PlayStation Network suffered an “external intrusion” and was subsequently disabled. News reports estimate that 50 million to 75 million consumers – many of them children – access the PlayStation Network for video and entertainment. I understand that the PlayStation Network allows users to store credit card information online to facilitate the purchasing of content such as games and movies through the PlayStation Network. A breach of such a widely used service immediately raises concerns of data privacy, identity theft, and other misuse of sensitive personal and financial data, such as names, email addresses, and credit and debit card information.

When a data breach occurs, it is essential that customers be immediately notified about whether and to what extent their personal and financial information has been compromised. Additionally, PlayStation Network users should be provided with financial data security services, including free access to credit reporting services, for two years, the costs of which should be borne by Sony. Affected individuals should also be provided with sufficient insurance to protect them from the possible financial consequences of identity theft.

I am concerned that PlayStation Network users’ personal and financial information may have been inappropriately accessed by a third party. Compounding this concern is the troubling lack of notification from Sony about the nature of the data breach. Although the breach occurred nearly a week ago, Sony has not notified customers of the intrusion, or provided information that is vital to allowing individuals to protect themselves from identity theft, such as informing users whether their personal or financial information may have been compromised. Nor has Sony specified how it intends to protect these consumers.

PlayStation Network users deserve more complete information on the data breach, as well as the assurance that their personal and financial information will be securely maintained. I appreciate your prompt response on this important issue.

Sincerely,

/s/

Richard Blumenthal
United States Senate

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