As if things can’t get worse for Sony. With both PSN and SOE still down, and no official date as to when they will be back up; they’re still reeling from the hacker attack last month. Now Congress has weighed in on the matter, after Sony refused to testify at their request last week. Ars Technica has the response from Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade; and it really rips Sony a new one:
In Sonyâ€™s case, company officials first revealed information about the data breach on their blog. Thatâ€™s right. A blog. I hate to pile on, butâ€”in essenceâ€”Sony put the burden on consumers to “search” for information, instead of accepting the burden of notifying them. If I have anything to do with it, that kind of half-hearted, half-baked response is not going to fly in the future.
As for when PSN and SOE may be back up, over the weekend a report surfaced that said Sony is hoping for May 31st. But today word has come out that there is no such deadline in place.