Mary Bono Mack
May 9, 2011 by Post Team
Mary Bono Mack, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, will appear on C-SPAN Saturday to continue a discussion about the serious breaches of data and Epsilon Sony PlayStation Network, which combined have leaked information to consumers millions, if not billions of people.
Bono Mack, CA-45, representing Palm Desert and other cities in Riverside County in Congress. She is chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Industry and Commerce, and in that role that will appear on C-SPAN “The Communicators.” The 30-minute show will air on Saturday at 3:30 pm PDT. It will be repeated on C-SPAN 2 on Monday at 5 am PDT and 5 pm PDT.
A national audience on television led by Bono Mack took place this week to seek answers about the cause of the violation of security Sony April 17-19 in which a hacker to information obtained in more than 70 staff million users. The names, addresses, dates of birth, login information and possibly credit card information of millions of online users have been leaked.
The failure caused a shutdown of Sony’s PlayStation Network and Qriocity systems that consumers use to play online games and accessing music, movies, sports and television programs. From May 05, the system had not been restored to users.
In a press statement today, Bono Mack said the incident “has the potential to become the ‘Great Brinks Robbery” of cyber attacks. ”
At the hearing, including testimony that the Secret Service and Federal Trade Commission, Bono Mack, expressed concern that not enough is being done to protect American consumers.
“In recent years, sophisticated and carefully orchestrated cyber attacks designed to obtain personal information about consumers, especially when it comes to your credit card information have become one of the fastest growing companies in the United States criminal States and around the world, “Bono Mack said in a statement to the media on Friday.
Epsilon, which provides email services and the marketing of major companies such as Best Buy, Capital One, Ritz Carlton and Citi, admitted a security breach March 31. Millions of email addresses of the client are obtained. ? The company says? Any personal information other than email addresses was leaked.
“Like their clients, both Sony and Epsilon are victims, too. But it must also shoulder some of the blame for these thefts impressive that shake the confidence of all the guys in a credit card number and hit enter. Electronic commerce is a vital and growing part of our economy. We must take steps to embrace and protect her – and that starts with robust information security.
In a statement May 05, Sony, Sir Howard Stringer, CEO, senior executive apologizes and says: “I know some think they should have notified customers before what he did is a fair question.
“Hackers, after all, do everything possible to cover their tracks, and it took some time for our experts to find clues and begin to identify what personal information was, or otherwise, had been taken,” Stringer wrote.
Sony has released a and a million-identity theft insurance policy per user.
“To date, no confirmed evidence any credit card or personal information has been misused, and we are monitoring the situation,” said Stringer.
As chairman of the subcommittee, Bono Mack C-SPAN said that she is working on comprehensive legislation that, among other things, establish a national standard for data security and reporting of violation of the data.
“Even though I have the hope that law enforcement officials quickly determine the scope of recent cyber attacks, which serve as a reminder and a warning that all companies have a responsibility to protect personal information and immediately notify consumers when that information has been jeopardized. And we have a responsibility as legislators to ensure that this happens, “said Bono Mack.
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