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According to Spafford, security experts monitoring open Internet forums learned months ago that Sony was using outdated versions of the Apache Web server software, which "was unpatched and had no firewall installed." The issue was "reported in an open forum monitored by Sony employees" two to three months prior to the recent security breaches, said Spafford.

http://consumerist.com/2011/05/security-expert-sony-knew-its-software-was-obsolete-months-before-psn-breach.html

Sony, sony sony.
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Seems this would be a solid basis for a class-action lawsuit. If they did have knowledge of possible deficiencies and took no action, that's bad.
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Seems this would be a solid basis for a class-action lawsuit. If they did have knowledge of possible deficiencies and took no action, that's bad.
They also didn't follow best practices of securing data either....
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Yep, those unpatched servers will getcha every time. Although applying major server updates is harder than most people realize, and can require significant server downtime, it's no excuse really.
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Yep, those unpatched servers will getcha every time. Although applying major server updates is harder than most people realize, and can require significant server downtime, it's no excuse really.
Yeah, but for a company that big... they should have procedures and practices defined. In addition, they could load balance across their different datacenters eliminating downtime.
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They had no firewall?

With no firewall, even Anon could have done this.
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Although there better have been lessons learned by Sony, I want the hackers brought to justice as well.
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Although there better have been lessons learned by Sony, I want the hackers brought to justice as well.
Technically,maybe you should thank them,since only their actions is the cause for Sony having to upgrade to basic security for millions of users.They even notified Sony ahead of time!
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Kind of mean but funniest thing I've seen on this one.
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