BELEAGUERED SONY CHIEF Howard Stringer has claimed that the hack attack that knocked its online services offline and exposed user details was little more than a blip in the company's progress.
"Nobody's system is 100 percent secure," he said in an interview with Bloomberg, "This is a hiccup in the road to a network future."
Likening the month long outage and 100 million personal details blunder to a burp is perhaps a little shocking. The incident did to Sony's gaming reputation what holes do to dams, severely weakening it.
Sony has not done a particularly good job at making its disgruntled customers happy while it restored services, having offered them only a brace of old games as the reward for their patience.
Stringer is loathe to discuss how the attack will affect the firm's earnings, which are supposed to be released later this month.
But there the experience might be seen as more severe than just a hiccup. µ
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