Sony says hackers’ hackles rose over content protection

Company faces new lawsuit for laying off employees responsible for network security

Lesson of the day: Protecting your data from tech-savvy gamers may result in them retaliating and breaking down your firewalls. That seemed to be the gist of the message delivered today by Sony CEO Howard Stringer in a meeting with the company’s shareholders.

Sony’s database was breached in April, resulting in the theft of personal information belonging to 77 million PlayStation user accounts.

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