Post Hack, Sony’s Network Goes Dark for a Month – The Top 10 Everything of 2011 – TIME

Tech firm knows no better than anything one else when it comes to protect itself. Sony is getting to be the disappointment in many ways. Is something wrong with its genes? Not sure but signs point to that way.

You would think one of the world’s largest technology companies could play defense against hackers. Apparently not. In mid-April, Sony had to shut down its Playstation Network, which allows users to purchase games and connect with other gamers, when it was attacked by notorious hacktivists LulzSec. It took the company more than a month and nearly $175 million to get its gaming network back up and running. Worse, the hackers were able access account information and possibly the credit-card numbers of 100 million users. Hacks happen, but Sony made matters worse by storing its user passwords and account information in unencrypted format, which LulzSec gleefully pointed out.

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