Sony claims that cybersecurity expert Dr. Gene Spafford was lying when he stated that Sony's PlayStation Network "was unpatched and had no firewall installed."
Spafford had before the attack, the vulnerability was reported "in an open forum monitored by Sony employees," although Sony took no action to rectify the situation.in the US House of Representatives Subcomittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade's hearing that not only had Sony lacked security, but two to three months
However, Sony insists, "The previous network for Sony Network Entertainment International and Sony Online Entertainment used servers that were patched and updated recently, and had multiple security measures in place, including firewalls."
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Sony denies having outdated servers and no firewall
10 May 2011 | By JonahFalcon