Top 10 Influential 2011: Sony's PSN hacking
Source: Computer World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Network Security While the tag-teaming antics of LulzSec and Anonymous made many a security news headline during the last year, arguably the repeated hacking of Sony’s PlayStationNetwork (PSN) and Qriocity services was the biggest hack, securing its place in the Top 10 Influential list for 2011. The story began with Sony closing its PSN and Qriocity online services a day after it discovered that an unknown hacker or hackers penetrated three firewalls to get inside Sony's system and steal data on all 77 million registered accounts. Estimates of the total number of accounts affect range up to 100 million.

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