After a week of terrible news, there appears to be one bright spot for Sony.
According to a Bloomberg report , several credit card companies (MasterCard, American Express, and Wells Fargo) have seen "no unauthorized activity relating to Sony." Maybe this isn't surprising, though, as Sony just recently said that all PSN credit card information was encrypted at the time of the security breach. They also maintain there's no evidence that critical personal data had been stolen.
But when you're a big boss in a corporation that's under the microscope, everyone is going to analyze how you handle things. And such is the case with Sony's Kaz Hirai, who has been a big proponent of the PSN and intends to let the Network stretch to other electronic devices, like HDTVs and Blu-Ray players. If he can deal with this new problem, perhaps he'll succeed Sony Corp. CEO Sir Howard Stringer, who offered the following statement:
"This is an opportunity for the board to watch Hirai-san and judge his performance."
Good luck, Kaz.