Sony Criticized For Lack of Cybersecurity
As Sony have returned after a recent hack that caused the Sony PSN network to go down for several weeks, causing many customers angry and security experts wondering why the company didn’t make basic fixes to its stricken cybersecurity program.
Lulz Security uploaded the stolen data to a famous torrent site ” The Pirate Bay” to prove that Sony stored its users’ passwords in a simple text file, which can only be called “disgraceful and insecure”
Experts of the Cyber Consequences Unit of the United States, a research group engaged in monitoring online threats, were emphatic when asked whether people’s passwords could be stored unencrypted: they simply replied: “Never”. Passwords should always be hashed, so the companies should use some kind of encryption.
Both Sony customers and security experts recommend the company to press the reset button on their cybersecurity program before another breach happens.