5. Playstation: Hacked (2011)

What happened? The Sony Playstation Network, the online system that connects Playstation users and also holds their passwords, credit card details and other information was hacked and all the information was stolen.

What did Sony do about it? In addition to beefing up the security in their systems, Sony introduced a ‘Welcome Back’ program for users which included a free 30 day subscription to their Playstation Plus network and some free games.

Who came out on top in the end? The hackers.

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