Sony: Our Security Was Up To Date

Contradicting a security expert’s statement that Sony’s PlayStation Network security software was obsolete months before it was shredded by hackers, the electronics giant says its defenses were indeed up to snuff.

CNET cites a statement from a Sony spokesperson:

“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.”

The story also says Sony is considering working with law enforcement agencies to place a bounty on the guilty party’s head, offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of whoever has brought Sony to its knees for the past three weeks.

Sony considers offering reward to help catch hackers [CNET via Kotaku]