Kaz Hirai: Hacking a Threat to the Very Fabric of Society

In a recent interview with UK paper  the Guardian, Hirai said that the recent PlayStation Network security breach is a global crisis that "isn’t something that is a Microsoft issue or a Sony issue or limited to one or two companies," but "actually a lot bigger than that." Noting the recent hack attempts against the FBI and Nintendo, Hirai feels that the problem is "large enough to the extent that we’re talking about any and all companies, organizations and entities that deal in the online space."

"It’s a threat, not just to Sony or a couple of other companies, but to the very fabric of society," he said. "Therefore it requires individuals and companies to be very vigilant, which goes without saying, and we need help from various government, various enforcement agencies and legislation in certain instances as well. And this needs to be a worldwide effort."

Hirai also took issue with claims that  Sony waited too long to inform consumers of the PSN security breach:

"You can’t just go out there and drop a statement like that without being able to answer some fundamental questions… So I don’t think we ‘waited’ a week. I think it took a week to make sure that we had, at least what we thought was enough information that was credible at the time before we made any announcements."

Hirai went on to say that hacking activities like the one his company endured threaten the very fabric of our society. He also said that Sony has not identified the person or persons that breached PlayStation Network. The company continues to work closely with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies around the world.

Source: GameIndustry.biz

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