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PSN was running on unpatched Apache server with no firewall

May 06, 2011, 01:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Humphries)

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"Few gamers will be feeling sorry for Sony and the mess caused with this PSN hacking debacle. But if you were just annoyed by what has happened, be prepared to now start getting a bit angry.

"Dr. Gene Spafford, CERIAS Fellow and professor of Computer Science at Purdue University, has been talking at a hearing about the PSN security breach held by the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade. He explained that independent security experts monitor Sony's systems such as PSN, Qriocity, and SOE and report in an open forum Sony employees view about anything they find."

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