The headline of the Network World story, "Sony division drops AWS, goes OpenStack," which posted to the newswire Friday, has been changed to read, "Sony division moves some services to OpenStack." The story also now has a new third paragraph, a new second sentence at the end of the fourth paragraph, and the last sentence of the 18th and last paragraph of the story before the credit line has been removed. An editor's note has also been added to the end of the story. Editors are asked to make the changes to the story as soon as possible. The changes have been made to the story as it appears on the wire, so that it now has the new headline, and all of the changes read, in order:
Sony division moves some services to OpenStack
(Sony officials, having declined to comment over the course of a week, confirmed this afternoon after this story published that the company is using an OpenStack platform, but said it would continue to use AWS as well. "Sony Computer Entertainment America utilizes various hosting options, including those from Amazon Web Services and OpenStack, among others, for its game platforms,” said Dan Race, director of corporate communications with SCEA. “The reports claiming that SCEA is discontinuing its relationship with Amazon Web Services are inaccurate.)
The cyberattack that caused SCEA to shut down its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services, which allows gamers to play opponents online and purchase games and content, also led to information such as customer names, email addresses, usernames and passwords of 77 million people being compromised. AWS has denied that its services were involved.
Sony Corp., SCEA's parent, has been reeling ever since the outage of its PlayStation network and the news got worse this week. Reports indicate that the Sony Music, another division within the company, had its prized possession of unreleased Michael Jackson songs stolen after the attack last year. In 2010, Sony Music purchased the rights to unreleased Jackson music, which included songs with popular musicians including will.i.am and Queen's Freddie Mercury. Reports have linked the theft of those music files and an estimated 50,000 others from Sony Music to the cyberattack in April. Two men in England have since been arrested in relation to the case.
(Editor’s note: The headline on this story has been changed to reflect SCEA’s post-publication assertion that it is continuing to use AWS as well as using OpenStack. Amazon’s denial of Bloomberg’s report was also added.)