As we blaze forward into the digital future, we must be ever wary of online security. Few events made this as clear as 2011's PlayStation Network outage, during which the personal details of 77 million users were stolen, making it one of the largest data breaches in history. Of course, while this was already bad news for Sony's lagging online service, what really pissed off consumers was Sony's hesitance to announce the severity of the cyber attack.
The attacks took place between April 17 and 19, leading to a nearly month-long outage of Sony's online service--meaning, no Portal 2 online co-op if you were playing it on a PS3. But it wasn't until April 26 that the publisher finally let its users know that, by the way, whoever did this knows your name, age, address, and credit card information. The outrage that ensued was justifiable, to be sure, but (thankfully) Sony was able to eventually recover.