Sony declines to testify

Sony: Anonymous provided cover for PSN attack
[Via Ars Technica]

The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade asked Sony to testify at a hearing called “The Threat of Data Theft to American Consumers,” so the company could answer a series of questions about its recent PlayStation Network security breach. Sony declined to attend the meeting, but the company did answer a series of questions put to them about the attack, and the letter to committee chairwoman Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) has been published on the official PlayStation Blog.

Rep. Bono Mack slammed Sony for not showing up in person; during later questioning, she held up Sony’s letter and said that her office had received it this morning. The document contains interesting details about the attack, as well as more evidence that Anonymous was involved (perhaps unwittingly) in what went down.


Both Google and Apple accept the opportunity to testify in front of Congress, Sony declines. Which one really has more to be worried about? Apple was trying to make the customer’s use of the device easier. Sony may have provided hackers access to millions of credit cards.

Not a good time for Sony to appear, I would think.

One thought on “Sony declines to testify

  1. Reading some of the comments, most of the users don’t seem particularly upset at their info being stolen—they just want to play. Not all of them can be teens playing on their parents credit cards! What is with these fools?

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