The recent hacking and subsequent outage of the Sony PlayStation Network service has been well-documented and even since the PSN has been back up-and-running we’ve given more news about the incident, including plans for the PSN to return to Asia, a new PSN status iPhone app and news about the free identity theft protection. What many of you may be wondering though is if the PSN hacking and outage could ever happen again, and it seems that there are no guarantees against it.
The PSN hacking has been referred to as the biggest Internet security breach ever and this week giant corporation Sony sent a letter to members of congress detailing its new security measures through more firewalls, monitoring and policy alterations. However, almost unsurprisingly, Sony concedes that the new moves may not be enough to prevent a security breach again.
According to Robert Dominguez over on NYDailyNews, head of Sony Computer Entertainment, Kazuo Hirai, said, “No security system is absolutely foolproof, and changing conditions in the future can make a currently secure environment less secure.” Hirai even went on to commend the skill of the hackers involved by adding, “These gaps in what we know are not for lack of trying by experts, but rather an unfortunate testament to the skill of those who perpetrated the attacks. Some aspects of the intrusion may never be known.”
The damage to Sony’s reputation is yet to be fully recognized and the company, already hit hard by the financial repercussions of this incident will face further questioning at a Congress data security hearing on Thursday. To find out more about that hearing, head to this article on The Washington Post by Hayley Tsukayama. Although some regions of Asia are beginning to have the PSN service restored, Sony said on Friday that service to Hong Kong and South Korea remains suspended.
Over 100 million users had their personal information compromised in the Sony hacking and we wonder how many of you feel about the fact that Sony is unable to guarantee it will never happen again. We reckon nothing is cast-iron clad these days but at the same time, we’re pretty sure that Sony will do everything it possibly can to prevent further security breaches.
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