Problems With Sony Essay

1353 WordsMar 8, 20126 Pages
Problems With Sony The information technology era now has more companies than ever that sale, market, and advertise on the internet. With this convenience several problems with internet security occur on a daily basis. "Individuals, Businesses, and government agencies are all vulnerable to computer crime. Computer hackers-unauthorized users-sometimes work alone and sometimes in groups. Sometimes hackers break into computer systems just to show that they can do it; other times they have more sinister motives." (Boone 509) In April 2011 Sony, a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communication and information technology products, experienced a security breach that effected seventy seven million Sony users. Throughout the years Sony has experienced several hacking incidents. One of Sony incidents was when George Hot, also known as GeoHot, cracked security on the Play Station 3 and then gained access to pirated games. Sony pursued legal action against Hotz, which then led to another hacker joining Hotz against Sony. The hacker "Anonymous", which had previously hacked Gawker, Amazon, MasterCard, and computer security firm HBGary, released the following threatening statement on its site: "Congratulations, Sony" You have now received the undivided attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal action again our fellow hackers, Geo Hot and Graf_Chokolo, has not only alarmed us, it has been deemed wholly unforgivable. "You have abused the judicial system in an attempt to censor information on how your products work. You have victimized your own customers merely for possessing and sharing information, and continue to target every person who seeks this information. In doing so you have violated the privacy of thousands. This is the information they were willing to teach to the world for free. The very same information you wish to

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