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Spafford told the subcommittee that, according to security mailing lists he subscribes to, "individuals who work in security and participate in the Sony network" had learned "several months ago" that PSN was hosted on servers running "very old versions of Apache software that were unpatched and had no firewall installed."
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/05/05/ps...nstalled-secu/

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In the latest turn of events involving the theft of personal data for millions of PlayStation Network users, Sony has announced that it is partnering with Debix to offer 12 months of identity theft protection free of charge. Debix's "AllClear ID" protection will be made available to PSN and Qriocity account holders in the US, with the console maker "working to make similar programs available in other countries/territories where applicable."
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/05/05/so...ion-for-one-y/

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According to the announcement, Sony is in "the final stages of internal testing of the new system, an important step towards restoring PlayStation Network and Qriocity services." The company didn't go so far as to estimate when PSN will be back online for everyone, but it's calling this a "milestone" in the process, so we'll hopefully learn more soon.
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/05/05/so...-final-stages/

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"I know some believe we should have notified our customers earlier than we did. It's a fair question," he writes. "I wish we could have gotten the answers we needed sooner, but forensic analysis is a complex, time-consuming process. Hackers, after all, do their best to cover their tracks, and it took some time for our experts to find those tracks and begin to identify what personal information had -- or had not -- been taken."
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/05/05/ho...and-concern-c/




I wasn't going to make ANOTHER Sony PSN thread, but more news showed up so I figured why not just merge the two several articles.

Someone mentioned the Apache servers being outdated in another thread. Apparently it was true. My question is now: was the PS3 even involved yet alone Rebugg? It was never confirmed but it was just so coincidental.
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no online time estimate. again
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Hopefully this is a reminder too all companies to make sure they are as secure online as they reasonable can be. Would suck if something like this happened to Steam.
 
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yea what a good idea lets store all the passwords etc.. on outdated servers with no firewalls lol. oh well does not bother me. I never used a cc on psn
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Negligence, defined.
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I'm just gonna say it again. No one hacked PSN. Sony is lying because they dont wan
ty anyone but devs getting access to dev network,
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Did i read that right? No firewalls installed... jeez
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Someone definitely got fired there.
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Apparently another attack is planned. Take it with a grain of salt
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20060227-260.html
If it is true I dont understand the reasoning behind it, hope they dont get my info - _ -
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Well can I log onto PSN Now
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