According to the financial magazine, "The Ponemon Institute, a data-security research firm, estimated that the cost of a data breach involving a malicious or criminal act averaged $318 per compromised record in 2010, up 48 percent from the year earlier. That could pin the potential cost of the PlayStation breach at more than $24 billion."
That could pin the potential cost of the PlayStation breach at more than $24 billion."
How serious is that figure? Sony Corp's total worth is $26B USD, according to. What this holds for Sony as a company remains to be seen, but it seems that this disaster is equally, if not more, damaging to the company than it is to its customer base.