I certainly was pissed over ANY rootkits, regardless of who did it. The very fact that ANYONE was putting that crap on my machine... -glares- I still play comp games, but now I won't do it until I have a machine I don't care one way or another if it gets jacked. Hypocritical, I know, but why bother complaining when their is zero that can be done about it. Might as well get some enjoyment out of the games; I can at least get some satisfaction in knowing that they are not screwing me over, as I will have a second comp for my other stuff. Where I can burn DVD's to my hearts content, legal or otherwise (cause rootkits don't discriminate between legal or illegal uses of a burner) -shakes fist at them-.
As for Sony, I am sad, very sad. I always hoped they could remain in contention with Microsoft. I disdain Microsoft and their underhandedness. Regardless of whether they make good stuff, I REALLY want the day to come when someone can smack them upside the head and teach them a lesson. Alas, it won't come anytime soon.
This hack, as others have mentioned, is likely to be their end, at least in the gaming industry and perhaps the company. Millions of people have lost their account information to this hacker(s). Its nothing short of a travesty that Sony couldn't do more to prevent it, but then again it does bring to light a scary fact. Hackers can do just about anything they want too. The internet is not even remotely within the same galaxy, as safe as a physical location.
As I understand it, identity theft was rare and mostly unheard of until the internet. Now identity theft is almost an epidemic (if I am not putting too heavily). It just goes to show how truly insecure the internet is.