PSN hack: CC data encrypted, personal data less so

The ongoing PSN crisis has understandably brought about a lot of  worry and anger from consumers, some of which are claiming that Sony’s defense systems were not up to snuff.

The company has calmed such fears, revealing that credit card data – which they say probably hasn’t been breached – was indeed encrypted to keep hackers from finding the information and taking it. As for other information on PSN users, including names and addresses, Sony have admitted that such data was not encrypted, though it was hidden behind advanced security systems.

Is that a satisfactory response? It sounds like more could have been done to protect all the information Sony has on us. One thing we know for sure is that Sony has plenty of convincing to do before we give such details to the new PSN.

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