United Kingdom authorities have fined Sony $396K for a widespread 2011 PlayStation Network data breach, a breach that could have been prevented.
From Sony’s Kaz Hirai regarding the PSN hack:
Following a criminal cyberattack on the company’s data-center located in San Diego, California, U.S.A., Sony Network Entertainment International quickly turned off the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services, engaged multiple expert information security firms over the course of several days and conducted an extensive audit of the system. The intrusion was discovered between April 17 and 19, and the PlayStation Network was taken down on April 20. On April 26, Sony notified the owners of 10 million accounts that their personal information, potentially including credit card information, had been compromised in the attack.
The UK government will outlaw open Wi-Fi hotspots using its Digital Economy Bill copyright crackdown. The affected areas are Universities, MacDonalds, small businesses and even libraries.
Lilian Edwards, professor of internet law at Sheffield University said, This is going to be a very unfortunate measure for small businesses, particularly in a recession, many of whom are using open free Wi-Fi very effectively as a way to get the punters in. Even if they password protect, they then have two options — to pay someone like The Cloud to manage it for them, or take responsibility themselves for becoming an ISP effectively, and keep records for everyone they assign connections to, which is an impossible burden for a small café.
UK Defence chiefs have revealed information of 800 reports of UFOs and attempted alien abductions. The 4000 pages document sightings between 1981 and 1996. Check out the videos regarding the British Roswell. Call Torchwood to get them all!