Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate Sony Corp. said Saturday it would hold a weekend press briefing to explain the breach at its online game network that compromised the personal information of millions of users and forced the company to shut down the service for the past 10 days. Sony said it will hold the briefing at its Tokyo headquarters on Sunday, over a holiday weekend in Japan, to explain the breach at the PlayStation Network and Qriocity streaming video and music services. Kazuo Hirai, head of Sony’s videogames and consumer-electronics business, will take part. This is a big thing to see out of Sony but they don’t really have a choice. It’s imperative that Sony get on the offense and start communicating a lot more and it seems like they are doing this. I just really hope they give us a lot more detail than they have up until this point and lots more detail on when PSN will be back up.
Sony has said that a hacker penetrated the security of its PlayStation Network earlier this month and gained access to the names, birth dates and possibly credit-card information for the 77 million registered accounts on the service. The company said it discovered the breach between April 17 and 19 and shut down the network on April 20. Sony said it is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law-enforcement groups to investigate the intrusion.