Vulnerability Assessment

2011’s security breach at Sony’s
PlayStation Network is thought to
be the largest data security leakage
ever and was so damaging its
effects are still being felt today – in
January 2013 the UK Information
Commissioners Office (ICO) fined
Sony Computer Entertainment
Europe £250,000 ($396,100)
following what was described
as a ‘serious breach’ of the Data
Protection Act. The ICO’s report
concluded that the attack “could
have been prevented” if Sony’s
security had been up-to-date.