Sony May Offer Reward for Info on PSN Hackers

Sony is weighing the option of involving the community to catch the elusive hackers.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Sony may be going the bounty route in regards to catching the hackers that broke the PlayStation Network and compromised nearly 100 million accounts, reports CNET. Apparently, Sony is in talks to offer a reward to whoever brings forth information that leads to the capture of the hackers. However, this plan of attack is not yet finalized, it’s just something Sony is mulling over right now, weighing the pros and cons of the strategy. The final decision will be made by the Sony execs based out of Tokyo.

But if Sony does decide to pursue this avenue, they will do so with the help of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies in full accordance with the law. We’re going to go out on a limb and say that Dog the Bounty Hunter will probably not be called in to do his part. Boba Fett, however, is another matter entirely, but we hear his schedule is pretty filled up right now.

If the hackers are eventually caught, they will face serious fines and probable jail time. However, we think freezing them in carbonite to be hung up in the company headquarters is the only logical course of action by Sony. Do you agree?