Sony has been hit with a fine for the notorious 2011 breach of the Playstation Network, but has now told MCV that it “strongly disagrees” with the fine impended by the UK Information Commissioners Office, and will appeal.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe was fined a massive £250,000 for the PSN hack which was deemed a breach of the Data Protection Act.
Sony is now saying that despite the technical faults found in the network, ICO apperently acknowledged that Sony was the victim itself of an attack – and concluded that such cases have helped build stronger systems and more consumer awareness around data security, reports MCV.
The statement says:
“SCEE notes, however, that the ICO recognises Sony was the victim of “a focused and determined criminal attack,” that “there is no evidence that encrypted payment card details were accessed,” and that “personal data is unlikely to have been used for fraudulent purposes” following the attack on the PlayStation Network.
“Criminal attacks on electronic networks are a real and growing aspect of 21st century life and Sony continually works to strengthen our systems, building in multiple layers of defence and working to make our networks safe, secure and resilient.
“The reliability of our network services and the security of our consumers’ information are of the utmost importance to us, and we are appreciative that our network services are used by even more people around the world today than at the time of the criminal attack.”