PSN was running on unpatched Apache server with no firewall

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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

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