Sony boss said it acted quickly enough

Welsh wizard and boss of Sony, Howard Stringer, has slammed critics who claim that the outfit did not tell users about a security breach of its PlayStation network quickly enough.

Stringer said that outfits never tell people about security breaches and those that do, only half of them “normally mention it within a month”.

He told the Beeb that Sony reported the breach in a week, and he was surprised that people did not think that this was fast enough.

Of course, it was a bit difficult to cover up.

The PS3 network was switched off angering a lot of customers. And the fact, is all the personal details of the network’s 100 million customers were compromised, so it was not as if Sony had its work cut out figuring out who were victims.

But Stringer said that Sony found itself in an unprecedented situation so the critics were being unfair.

Still, Stringer’s comments are a bit of a turn-around from the bowing executives who said sorry a couple of weeks ago. In fact, many might consider the comments a bit tetchy.

It seems Stringer is getting miffed about how much all this is costing him. He said that there was a charge for the system being down, a charge for identity theft insurance.

He said the charges mount up but they don’t add up to a number Sony can quantify just yet.

Sony has just got a limited PS3 service online, meanwhile PS3 fanboys have been trolling sites accusing reporters who write about the breakdown as being paid by Microsoft.

It must be nice for Sony to have that kind of customer. Where you can take away their service for a month, be careless with their credit card details and they will still act as unpaid corporate PR boot boys for you.