Report: Key Parts Of PlayStation Network Had No Firewalls Installed

By Colin Tan on May 4, 2011, 4:42PM EDT
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A new report regarding Sony and the PlayStation Network debacle has revealed a rather concerning issue: several key parts of the network did not even have firewalls installed.

Dr. Gene Spafford, a professor of computer science at Perdue University and an expert on information security testified against Sony at a congressional hearing today, pointing out just how weak Sony's security measures were.

He noted that key parts of the network ran on Apache servers that "were unpatched and had no firewall installed." His testimony is based on knowledge of the matter coming from comments in a forum commonly frequented by Sony employees.

Sony can be held accountable if they are found to have not done enough to protect its customers' user information.

In addition, Sony recently revealed that a taunting message was left on their servers by the hacker(s) that attacked their network.

Source: Industry Gamers

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