Sony has finally admitted that it did not think that its PlayStation Network service was ‘likely’ to get hacked.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Sony president Howard Stringer said that the company believed that it had ‘good, robust security’ that was enough for warding off cyber attacks.
The company failed to heed the threats made by hacktivist group Anonymous and a PSN security breach that happened three years ago in Europe. Stringer said that the company did not think that a free service like the PSN would be attacked.
“We have a network that gave people services free. It didn’t seem like the likeliest place for an attack.” Stringer had said in a May 17 interview before the Sony Music Greece and Japan websites got hacked.
Experts believe that the company should have maintained a higher vigilance and updated its security to prevent the string of cyber attacks that started mid-April. PSN was the first to be taken down followed by Sony Music in Japan and Greece. A hacker also stole virtual goods from a Sony owned subsidiary.
“Obviously our network security didn't stop the attack and we're trying to understand why, and we've made big strides in bolstering our security,” Stringer had said.