Expert Reckons PlayStation Network Should Stay Offline

By Colin Tan on May 16, 2011, 1:16PM EDT

An Australian security expert has argued that Sony's PlayStation Network should remain offline until the respective governments in each region are satisfied with the preventive measures taken by the Japanese corporation.

Professor Bill Caelli of the Queensland University of Technology referred to the legal block put in place by the Japanese government, preventing Sony from relaunching their network service.

"Why is it that in the IT industry enterprises certify themselves?" he asked, pointing to the fact that the public has "no way of assessing the assurances given by the owners of the system themselves."

The mid-April breach on both PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment services compromised well over 100 million customer information, including credit card numbers. The Japanese government has vetoed Sony's restoration program until they can verify the new security measures are up to snuff.

Source: The Australian

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