Sony: PSN ‘More Secure’ Than Ever

Sony CEO, Howard Stringer, has made a short speech at the IFA Electronics Show in Berlin. Making reference to the Japanese earthquake, PSN hack and London riots, Stringer said  “Sony have been flooded, we’ve been flattened, we’ve been hacked, we’ve been singed [but] the summer of our discontent is behind us.”

Regarding the PSN Hack, Stringer continued,


I’m pleased to tell you that the PSN is more secure and better than ever. We are aggressively expanding its content. We have more than 3 million new customers since the network came back online, and sales are exceeding what we had before the cyber attacks.

Stringer also highlighted Sony’s “holistic” approach which brings together music, film, gaming and hardware and backed he Android operating system in the battle against Apple.

Source: CNET



  1. 3 million new customers?
    Surprisingly high figure.

    • Probably in line with how many PS3s, connected TVs & Blu-ray players they’ve sold in that period. As to whether that’s a good amount, I’ll suppose we’ll see in a month or so when the quarterly figures are out. In the meantime it certainly sounds high.

      • TVs and Blu-ray players connected to PSN: a platform for selling games? Doubt it somehow. But then I somehow doubt that there have been 3 million PS3 sales since the system was restored.

      • Surely those are not PSN but Qriocity?

      • (or whatever)

  2. Cue PSN hack version 2…

  3. More secure than ever. Wonder how much that statement is actually saying though?

    • I agree, I would be worried if it was less secure or the same as what it was.

    • Sounds like a challenge to me. :)

    • I just did my shoelaces up for the first time. My shoes are now more secure than ever.

    • People want reassurance. Some want more than others but his keywords will breed confidence and the numbers joining reduces concern from the previous attack. It’s all pretty straight forward jargon.

      They might never issue a detailed report on the new security but fingers crossed it’s tighter than a duck’s botty.

    • Well, the most shocking thing it’s saying is that someone knows how to use the word “holistic” properly.

  4. How many of them 3 million are old customers with new accounts or people activating new second accounts?

    • at least 1.5 millions accounts are the old PS3 users creating accounts to have more Welcome Back Program games :P… before they realize that it isn’t possible…

      • Negative… To get the welcome back games the account had to be active before the hack… Unless 1.5 million people didn’t know that which is a good possibility

      • or it could be there was a price change.

  5. there is no such thing as bad Publicity :-D

  6. well done sony but if someone wants to get in they usually will eventually

    • thats not like a challenge or anything :/ just read that back sounds a bit like I am going home to a crack at it myself errrrr no I hated it when psn went down

  7. ‘More secure than ever’ Well by compromising millions of peoples personal details in the previous versions I should fucking hope so! What a silly thing to say.

    • I was trying to find a polite way of saying that. I couldnt, so thank you for doing it with swearing (which obv I couldnt do).

    • Would you rather he said “We put up some more paper mache walls and coated them in red paint, but they’ll probably be knocked down again next week…”?

      • Well they didn’t need to say that it is more secure than ever as that goes without saying. Maybe saying that they’ve taken extensive measures and learned from their previous mistakes would have been better. Saying its safer than when it got hacked isn’t particularly reassuring.

      • I think in saying that it’s more secure than ever, he covers both these areas. It’s really pointless to even analyse, can’t we just read what he’s got to say, say “OK” and move on.

      • Yeah, I shouldn’t be complaining, it’s a good thing! I apologize for my insolence and scurry off back to my little dark corner

      • Don’t worry ill buy you an oil lantern for christmas!

  8. I would be a little confused if they opted for less secure security measures after their screw up… :\ What a silly comment Mr Howard. Still, my card details haven’t gone near my PS3 since the incident and its going to stay that way. I just buy PSN points from places like GAME.

  9. Always goooooood!

  10. Oh Howard, have you not heard of tempting fate.

    • lol that is exactly what I thought when I read it. Let’s hope that the hackers don’t see his statement as a challenge.

      • Oh dear that’s the last thing we need -.-

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