Sony may have unintentionally brought the crisis on itself. While other tech companies have worked to establish an uneasy truce with hackers, Sony has antagonized them with lawsuits and prosecutions. At the same time, security experts say Sony essentially left the keys in the car, failing to adequately protect or even monitor crucial parts of its server infrastructure. "They appeared to be operating in an environment where no one had really assessed the risks," says Eugene H. Spafford, a computer science professor at Purdue University who testified during a congressional hearing on the Sony hack on May 4.
Sony: The Company That Kicked the Hornet's Nest - BusinessWeek
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