Sony Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer has come forward and apologized to users of the PlayStation Network, followed by launching a $1 million identity theft insurance policy for its PlayStation network users. According to Stringer, “I know this has been a frustrating time for all of you. To date, there is no confirmed evidence any credit card or personal information has been misused, and we continue to monitor the situation closely.” Does he want to wait until there is a confirmed case? Saying things like that might just incense the hackers (not the Anonymous group, of course) to come forward and make use of the stolen details as a slap in the face – and that might just happen this weekend.
Sir Howard Stringer did also mention that the network services will be restored soon, although “soon” here is relative as it has been more than a couple of weeks already since the snafu happened.
So US-based PlayStation Network and Qriocity customers will be able to take part in a $1 million identity theft insurance policy per user, but what about those of us living in other regions? Will it be in the local currency of a million dollars’ equivalent as well?