I get it... you can't answer my questions, repeat the same mantra tirelessly, and it seems you see excuses from someone for this hack when there is not.
Well, have a good day, and keep up your crusade sir.
The concept here is called Client Data Security Fault, it can be punished by law but is not related to anti-consumer practises.
By the way,
Nintendo (pretty good, but not perfect everywhere) :
Government (you can't have missed this) :
Not disagreeing that it hasnt happen. However we arent talking about a common practice.
Its like stealing cars. Doesnt matter how secure your car is, there are groups that will try to steal it. However making it a bitch to steal is where my point is.
Sony clearly underestimated this issue and had to learn the hard way. I am sure most companies have. In this day and age, if a company tries to do online and havnt thought about using beefed up security, than there are trust factors and inexpensive at play here.