From DSC:
I’m seeing folks take pot shots at Sony and others re: their recent security breaches. I don’t find this type of thing funny at all, nor do I approach this type of subject in a light-hearted manner. To me, this is not a joke. I’d like to write more on this subject, but I don’t know enough to combat the hackers who might turn their ill-will towards this site/blog.

I support those people, organizations,  and governments who are cracking down on these hackers — as national/economic/personal security rely on these attackers doing a U-turn (or to repent, in Biblical terms). Instead of these attackers using their knowledge, skills, and abilities towards doing what’s harmful to society, they need to do what’s right and helpful to our world! Build up, not tear down.

Addendum on 6/10/11:

Excerpt from Spanish Police Arrest Sony PSN Hacktivists, But It Won’t Stop The Attacks: Expert — from by Kit Eaton

Sony has had to spend close to $200 million to repair and defend its networks after a spate of attacks…

From DSC:
…and guess who pays for that $200 million? Sony’s current and future customers — as these costs will be rolled into Sony’s future pricing for their products & services. The consumer gets nailed again; thanks to the thievery of some bad apples.