So, since most people don't read a whole post I'll say this up front, im posting this for discussion purpose to just see how industry people or striving industry people feel about the situation
Yes, SOE should have spoke up as soon as the attacks happened, however, I wouldn't want to tell millions of people your shit's been jacked; regardless they should have said something.
I understand they screwed up there, but unless there is information I don't have, why is everyone mad at SOE for this happening? It's not like SOE hacked themselves; someone else hacked SOE and is attacking them in a more severe way than just stealing information; they are potentially ruining them as a company.
Don't get me wrong, I know most people are stupid and I totally understand that people are just going to blame them, but I'm personally irritated that SOE is getting so much hate because of someone elses actions...it's scary to think that any company can be hurt so severely just by a handful of people wanting to screw with them. Maybe I'm missing some information; maybe SOE had some serious open points that should have been taken care of and they didnt, i don't know. I just know they are trying to make fun games and do what we all love to do and it's frustrating to see this happen to them, especially with all the layoffs they just had.
I guess as a secondary discussion point, do you think this is going to ruin SOE completely eventually? I hope not