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Yeah, half of this info is false, misleading, and shows that the writer has done none of the research on their own and has decided to base their article off of another.
PSN Servers were up to date and had firewalls set in place. The Apache version can be checked through an archive available on google and you can get the version number there in April and see that it was up to date. The Congressman had reported that he read that from a news site, who had alternatively read that from various online forums.
Second it took days to notify people that the breach took place and info was taken because believe it or not, hackers like to cover up their tracks when they steal stuff like that and they don't want any evidence left that it was even copied from the servers. The FBI was called in when a worker noticed a few servers turned on and off when no updates were scheduled to be applied to the servers that day. The FBI then had to spend a few days uncovering the tracks left by the hackers.
SOE servers didn't shutdown on themselves and they then decided to check to see if they had been attacked as well after they handled the PSN Servers. FBI examined them and found out what was taken and alerted the public within an hour of confirming that information was taken.
Also the actual value of the parts in a PS3 are worth more than what they are sold for. That's why the amount of parts have seriously been trimmed down in the newer PS3's. Going from button sensors, 4 USB ports, card readers, extra chip for playing PS2 games, and a high quality looking finish to removing all of that with the exception of 2 USB Ports which cut prices back. You can view the price of all the original materials easily online and see what it totals, you will have to look back to '06 to see the actual cost.
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