Sony holding a press Conference tomorrow about the hack

#1 Posted by p_p_o_d (543 posts) -
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/30/us-sony-idUSTRE73R0Q320110430

according to reuters Kaz Hirai will be addressing the press tomorrow 2pm Tokyo time.

I expect updates on how much info was stolen,   a better ETA on when the network will be back on.   how safe info was before the hack and steps they are taking to improve security in the future.


so........ lets place bets.  Chances of Hirai announcing that he is standing down?

I think there is a VERY good chance.

Heads need to roll and Kaz has been the one spear heading sony's network vision.   it just seems logical that it be him.   

if he does well it sucks for him,  he was next in line to be sony CEO and he did a great job with the PS3 after Kutaragi drove it into the ground.    He has also been the one who got sony to actually listen to developers when designing new hardware.   If I am honest I think him standing down would really screw up everything he has done in the last few years with playstation.

He has been the one trying to get sony japan to think more globally and have more western input in there designs and without that I think we could have another ps3 style "WTF where they thinking" when it comes around to the ps4.  

Then again I think I said in another thread.  He can ether stand down and take the blame or he can man up take the heat and get sony past this rough patch.    if he can handle this situation it would look good when he is CEO that he knows how to manage a crisis.   


I guess it will come down to the size of the info taken and the level of security before the hack.  If credit card data was taken I think he will go. 
#2 Posted by p_p_o_d (543 posts) -

and speaking of press conferences E3 should be interesting.


I expect sony to address this by saying something like "we know we have to earn trust back so I hope the next 2 hours shows you why playstaton is still the leading brand in gaming" 

but I also wouldn't put it past microsoft execs to take some sucker punches while the world is watching.   This is the opening they have been waiting for.    
#3 Posted by PenguinDust (12629 posts) -

Think he'll tell everyone what free game they're giving away or would that be out of place at this gathering?

#4 Posted by canucks23 (1087 posts) -
@p_p_o_d said:
" and speaking of press conferences E3 should be interesting.

I expect sony to address this by saying something like "we know we have to earn trust back so I hope the next 2 hours shows you why playstaton is still the leading brand in gaming" 

but I also wouldn't put it past microsoft execs to take some sucker punches while the world is watching.   This is the opening they have been waiting for.    
"
I doubt they'll say anything at all about it at e3. It'll probably be over by then and the last thing they'll want to do is remind everybody what happened.
#5 Posted by RE_Player1 (7526 posts) -

- Kaz won't step-down but this could severly impact his chance to succeed Howard Stringer.
- They'll detail the problem a little more and try to convince people why PSN is a secure network.
- Possibly get details on what they will give us, be it a game or something else. I don't think they will announce it here but there is a chance.

I can't wait until Microsoft's E3 conference," Xbox Live is the most secure online service in gaming."

#6 Posted by p_p_o_d (543 posts) -
@canucks23 said:
" @p_p_o_d said:
" and speaking of press conferences E3 should be interesting.

I expect sony to address this by saying something like "we know we have to earn trust back so I hope the next 2 hours shows you why playstaton is still the leading brand in gaming" 

but I also wouldn't put it past microsoft execs to take some sucker punches while the world is watching.   This is the opening they have been waiting for.    
"
I doubt they'll say anything at all about it at e3. It'll probably be over by then and the last thing they'll want to do is remind everybody what happened. "
the average job gamer will have forgotten but the crowd full of jaded bitter lonely game journalists will be looking for blood.    

its better for sony to address it once at the start and just move on.   You wouldn't want some fuck from destructoid or somewhere trying to be cool running on stage with a "it only does identity theft" sign. 


Also I think its time for a new slogan....  
#7 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -
@PenguinDust said:
" Think he'll tell everyone what free game they're giving away or would that be out of place at this gathering? "
RIIIIIIIIDGE RACER!
#8 Posted by p_p_o_d (543 posts) -
@RE_Player92 said:

" - Kaz won't step-down but this could severly impact his chance to succeed Howard Stringer. - They'll detail the problem a little more and try to convince people why PSN is a secure network. - Possibly get details on what they will give us, be it a game or something else. I don't think they will announce it here but there is a chance. I can't wait until Microsoft's E3 conference," Xbox Live is the most secure online service in gaming." "

Yeah I expect something like that.

But microsoft taking a shot at sony would REALLY be tempting fate.   


Nothing is 100% secure.    even MS where doing a giant security check the day after the sony news hit.  (remember all banned consoles got unbanned and then banned again)
#9 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

i would definitely suggest he stand down. 


geohotz pointed it out perfectly. if they spent less time hiring lawyers and more time hiring better programers etc this wouldn't happen
#10 Posted by FritzDude (2273 posts) -

This will be interesting.

#11 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11400 posts) -

I think they need to have Kevin Butler on hand to calm the crowd down in case they get too angry. 


All joking aside, hopefully they will clear some things up at this. 
#12 Posted by Aetheldod (3726 posts) -

One thing I dont get is why when any of bad stuff happens the current CEO of the project or whatever needs to step down? We are human so are they ,  and people can screw up some times (unless the decision costs human lives , then by all means they are guilty). I dont think we will get anything from Sony because it was an attack on them , not their screw up (as in they didnt cause the hack themselves .... unless 0_0!!!!!)

#13 Edited by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@p_p_o_d said:

" @canucks23 said:

" @p_p_o_d said:
" and speaking of press conferences E3 should be interesting.
I expect sony to address this by saying something like "we know we have to earn trust back so I hope the next 2 hours shows you why playstaton is still the leading brand in gaming" 

but I also wouldn't put it past microsoft execs to take some sucker punches while the world is watching.   This is the opening they have been waiting for.    

"
I doubt they'll say anything at all about it at e3. It'll probably be over by then and the last thing they'll want to do is remind everybody what happened. "
the average job gamer will have forgotten but the crowd full of jaded bitter lonely game journalists will be looking for blood.    
its better for sony to address it once at the start and just move on.   You wouldn't want some fuck from destructoid or somewhere trying to be cool running on stage with a "it only does identity theft" sign. 


Also I think its time for a new slogan....  
"
Let's stop with your conflict, drama loving foresights. There will be a very technical outline of what happened, and maybe an ETA of when the service should be stable. No one will resign (what?) and game journalists will be so sick and tired of saying PSN by the time it's fixed or by E3, that they won't care either, they'll just care when it's over and fixed. 
#14 Posted by ProfessorEss (7523 posts) -
@RE_Player92 said:
" Xbox Live is the most secure online service in gaming." "
Haha, that's what I've been thinking too. Considering the years of "paid multiplayer" potshots I can see how it would be hard for MS to resist.

@p_p_o_d: I'm not convinced that MS boasting about security will anger the hacker community in the same way that Sony's full frontal attack did but you're right, cautious, careful wording would be prudent.

@MooseyMcMan: I know you're joking but bringing in the actor from your ads to comically pretend "he's on top of it" would be such a bad move.
#15 Posted by CaptainCody (1521 posts) -
@TwoOneFive said:
"i would definitely suggest he stand down. 

geohotz pointed it out perfectly. if they spent less time hiring lawyers and more time hiring better programers etc this wouldn't happen
"

Geohotz is still the reason this all happened, and he's trying to be a tough guy about it now even though Sony almost piledrived him into the earth.
#16 Posted by Cincaid (2959 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" @PenguinDust said:
" Think he'll tell everyone what free game they're giving away or would that be out of place at this gathering? "
RIIIIIIIIDGE RACER! "

Hahaha
#17 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -
@RE_Player92 said:
" - Kaz won't step-down but this could severly impact his chance to succeed Howard Stringer. - They'll detail the problem a little more and try to convince people why PSN is a secure network. - Possibly get details on what they will give us, be it a game or something else. I don't think they will announce it here but there is a chance. I can't wait until Microsoft's E3 conference," Xbox Live is the most secure online service in gaming." "
I'd definitely expect some Microsoft gloating at E3, people have held the RRoD and XBL Gold member subscription against MS for a long time..  Now Sony have hit a problem that is a lot more damaging to the consumers than the RRoD ever could be, and paying a subscription for MS to host their own servers as opposed to Sony doing everything cheaply through third parties is something I expect them to bring up

E3 should be pretty exciting this year anyway.
#18 Posted by Sarkhan (1196 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
"

                    @PenguinDust said:
"

                    Think he'll tell everyone what free game they're giving away or would that be out of place at this gathering?

                   

                "
RIIIIIIIIDGE RACER!

                   

                "

That brought a smile on my face. Cheers :)


@RE_Player92:

I think you'r spot on. Mr Hirai have the pressure on him now, so it will be interesting to see how this will play out.
#19 Edited by MHumphreys89 (724 posts) -

 There are no security flaws in our game-system, never.
#20 Posted by p_p_o_d (543 posts) -
@ProfessorEss: 

well its not about MS pissing off the hacker community.

its more of a "just in case" sort of thing.    If LIVE does have a breach even a small one the PR fallout will be a bit worse if MS go boasting about there security now.    

that joystiq story I just posted from a few weeks ago shows LIVE does have venerabilities and there are people out there trying to hack it for kicks.
#21 Posted by Slaker117 (4843 posts) -
@p_p_o_d: I wouldn't call what that guy did hacking though. MS seems to have strong technical security, but there are weak points in any system do to human error. "Predator" uses "social engineering" to single out one person, gather as much personal information about them as he can through other channels, then calls Xbox support and convinces them he is the account holder in order to take control. Certainly dangerous to an individual, but his tactics don't pose the same type of large scale threat as this mess with PSN. I have a very hard time believing a large software company like Microsoft would be unprepared for real hacking attempts, and Sony's failure would likely keep them even more vigilant.
#22 Edited by KaosAngel (13764 posts) -

Harai is going to everything to make sure he's CEO in a year or two...isn't he.

EDIT:  He deserves it, in my opinion.  The day he becomes CEO is the day I start buying Sony stock.  That man worked his ass off for Sony.

#23 Posted by Zero_ (1977 posts) -

Will he do the presentation in LBP2?

#24 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4812 posts) -

Please let this be over with ASAP.

Online
#25 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@Zero_ said:
" Will he do the presentation in LBP2? "
Is there any other way? 
#26 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4284 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" Harai is going to everything to make sure he's CEO in a year or two...isn't he.EDIT:  He deserves it, in my opinion.  The day he becomes CEO is the day I start buying Sony stock.  That man worked his ass off for Sony. "
i want him to be the CEO too.  i think he'll do a good job of bringing Sony back from all of this
#27 Posted by p_p_o_d (543 posts) -
I expect this to be just a general overview of what happened and what they are doing to prevent it,  Maybe a ball pack number on the number of accounts they think where downloaded.  

I dont expect we will hear about any compensation for members or anything at this.   This seems like a briefing for the actual news journalists and to show how sony are doing there best to fix it and to improve there image.  

I wouldn't expect Kaz to resign unless it is discovered that Sonys network security was really REALLY negligent like they where diverting money away from security or something.   he is even less likely to resign at a press conference like this.   plus I think people trust Kaz.  they want him to be the next CEO.   it would probably hurt Sony's image and stock price more if he resigned.    The man is basically the future of the company and without him people wont know whats next for the company.   its been basically set in stone that he is taking over in 2013 (or 2012.... or 15... I dont know when stringer is leaving)

ok So tomorrow I expect we get....

a timeline of how Sony discovered the problem,  what they did and what they are now doing.
a ball park number on the amount of accounts effect.   
reiterate that CC data is probably safe.
New state of the art security installation nearing completion and PSN should be up in a few days.
Working with the FBI and others to find the hackers.

and maybe a Q&A 

Basically its Something to fix there image and maybe give the stock a boost.






#28 Posted by drag (1206 posts) -

Sony aren't exactly the humble types 

#29 Posted by natetodamax (19219 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" @PenguinDust said:
" Think he'll tell everyone what free game they're giving away or would that be out of place at this gathering? "
RIIIIIIIIDGE RACER! "
I'm actually surprised how unfunny that has gotten over the years despite how ridiculous it was.
#30 Posted by N7 (3667 posts) -
@BestUsernameEver said:
" @p_p_o_d said:

" @canucks23 said:

" @p_p_o_d said:
" and speaking of press conferences E3 should be interesting.
I expect sony to address this by saying something like "we know we have to earn trust back so I hope the next 2 hours shows you why playstaton is still the leading brand in gaming" 

but I also wouldn't put it past microsoft execs to take some sucker punches while the world is watching.   This is the opening they have been waiting for.    

"
I doubt they'll say anything at all about it at e3. It'll probably be over by then and the last thing they'll want to do is remind everybody what happened. "
the average job gamer will have forgotten but the crowd full of jaded bitter lonely game journalists will be looking for blood.    
its better for sony to address it once at the start and just move on.   You wouldn't want some fuck from destructoid or somewhere trying to be cool running on stage with a "it only does identity theft" sign. 


Also I think its time for a new slogan....  
"
Let's stop with your conflict, drama loving foresights. There will be a very technical outline of what happened, and maybe an ETA of when the service should be stable. No one will resign (what?) and game journalists will be so sick and tired of saying PSN by the time it's fixed or by E3, that they won't care either, they'll just care when it's over and fixed.  "
Yeah, they JUST PROMOTED HIM, why is he going to stand down? He's addressing the issue. He's talking about what happened, what went wrong, what they did to fix it and what they're doing to make sure it isn't going to happen again. A bunch of other things too.

No need to be dramatic.
#31 Posted by p_p_o_d (543 posts) -
@BestUsernameEver said:
" @p_p_o_d said:

" @canucks23 said:

" @p_p_o_d said:
" and speaking of press conferences E3 should be interesting.
I expect sony to address this by saying something like "we know we have to earn trust back so I hope the next 2 hours shows you why playstaton is still the leading brand in gaming" 

but I also wouldn't put it past microsoft execs to take some sucker punches while the world is watching.   This is the opening they have been waiting for.    

"
I doubt they'll say anything at all about it at e3. It'll probably be over by then and the last thing they'll want to do is remind everybody what happened. "
the average job gamer will have forgotten but the crowd full of jaded bitter lonely game journalists will be looking for blood.    
its better for sony to address it once at the start and just move on.   You wouldn't want some fuck from destructoid or somewhere trying to be cool running on stage with a "it only does identity theft" sign. 


Also I think its time for a new slogan....  
"
Let's stop with your conflict, drama loving foresights. There will be a very technical outline of what happened, and maybe an ETA of when the service should be stable. No one will resign (what?) and game journalists will be so sick and tired of saying PSN by the time it's fixed or by E3, that they won't care either, they'll just care when it's over and fixed.  "
well now that I think about it I dont think Kaz will resign but I do think his chances at being CEO are riding on how he handles this situation.

as for game journalists being tired of the PSN story by e3??? give me a break.   For most it will be there first contact with sony since this breach and by then we will know alot more about it by then.   But you know every scumbag blogger will be trying to get a "got ya" line from sony execs.   It would be best to just address it head on at the start of there show before some random heckler in the crowd or getting asked about it in a interview.    



#32 Posted by KaosAngel (13764 posts) -

2 hours to go!

#33 Posted by Bucketdeth (8048 posts) -

It'll be very interesting to see what they have to say.

#34 Posted by Soapy86 (2619 posts) -

Does anyone know if there will be a stream of this? Or a live blog or something?

#35 Posted by N7 (3667 posts) -
@Soapy86:  From my understanding, he's just going to go out on a stage and talk about what's going on. I guess all we can do is search and see if any websites are going to be doing a live-blog or whatnot.
#36 Posted by KaosAngel (13764 posts) -

20 minutes to go!

#37 Posted by s7evn (1072 posts) -

About time...until they announce they will not be bringing back PSN because of security and piracy issues.

#38 Posted by McGhee (6075 posts) -

  I predict it will look something like this:

#39 Posted by Punk1984 (549 posts) -

According to Reuters;

Sony said it would resume some PlayStation Network services this week and offer some free content to attract users back after a huge security breach that allowed the theft of personal information belonging to 77 million accounts.

Sony also said that it would create the post of Chief Information Security Officer and put in place stronger data encryption measures to bolster its protection of user information.


   So that must have been one speedy presser
#40 Posted by KaosAngel (13764 posts) -

http://www.irwebcasting.com/live/110501/02/293c6325f4/index.html    

#41 Posted by endless_void (703 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" http://www.irwebcasting.com/live/110501/02/293c6325f4/index.html     "
Yep stream is up guys.
#42 Posted by Soapy86 (2619 posts) -

Haha, Kaz is looking pretty glum. 

#43 Edited by endless_void (703 posts) -

They are going over pretty basic stuff that most of us already know. Hopefully something new will actually be announced.

EDIT: now they are goin into more detailed information.

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