SCEA: 90% Of PSN Usage Returns Post-Hack Attack
The PlayStation Network is back but the ripples of the hacker attack haven't died out yet.
Sony made a point of addressing the major issue to lead off their E3 2011 press conference, and SCEA president Jack Tretton gave a recent Canadian interview where he elaborated on the current situation.
"All I can tell you is we're more secure than we've ever been, and more focused than we've ever been at it."
After 77 million user accounts were exposed to digital intruders, Sony had to scramble to rebuild both their Network and consumer trust. But as many security experts will tell you, our personal information is exposed on a daily basis all over the world. And Tretton reminds us that we voluntarily indulge in the "social networking age."
"People are concerned about their personal data at all times. The irony of that is we live in a social networking age where people can't wait to tell everybody what they did over the last two minutes, where they did it, who they did it with.
People throw their personal data around extensively, but I think they'd prefer to do it voluntarily than have somebody do it for them."
As of now, Tretton says the PSN usage is back to "90% of what it was prior to the hacking incident" and yet, many still aren't satisfied with Sony's compensation and apology. In this respect, the SCEA boss can only shrug his shoulders and say:
"I think every consumer has the right to want whatever they want, and if they don't feel that a company delivers that, they have the right to do business elsewhere."
6/20/2011 11:39:56 AM Ben Dutka