Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sony Playstation Data Stolen

Continually increasing connectivity means there are more vulnerablity points than ever. Recently Sony announced that their Playstation database has been hacked and customer data stolen. Most of the data appeared to be name, address, purchase information but Sony could not rule out the possibility that credit card information had been stolen too.

Playstations are connected to the internet and have the capability to buy products online. So they make a prime target for data theft. This attack demonstrates how the security of data must be structured to take into account all  such points of vulnerability and finding such points calls for more imagination than in the past. For more details on the Sony breach, check out this article.

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