From Anonymous to Hackerazzi: The year in security breaches
It wasn't a good security year from RSA break-in to hacks on Sony, Google and Facebook
By Michael Cooney | Network World US | Published: 16:44, 08 December 11
These days barely a day goes by where there isn’t some sort of network security breach or hack or malfunction of some sort. This year too we had the rise of groups such as Anonymous and Lulz that sought out attention for their activities. Here we take a look at the year in pictures of some of the key security problems that grabbed our attention.
Sony's Executive Deputy President Kazuo Hirai sits in front of a screen showing how their data was hacked at a news conference to apologise for a massive security breach of its PlayStation Network in May. Hirai apologised for a security breach that allowed hackers to gain access to personal information on 77 million accounts for its PlayStation Network service.