Everything I say is 100% fact. What that guy did had the unwanted consequence of having an unfair advantage. The same thing happens on Xbox Live, but guess what? Microsoft already had security measures and methods of locking those people out and you never hear about them because Microsoft doesn't make a big stink about it. These people are found quickly usually within a weeks time and at no point do they have the ability to bring down nor compromise inforation. Secondly, true Sony has a right to protect what they want, but they were essentially bragging about wanting to punish the hand that fed them. Are you telling me if you are a guy looking for Uncharted 3 videos you happen to stumble upon this Geohotz YouTube video you deserve to have your IP address and other information turned over to Sony? Sony did indeed have horrible security, and they knew about it. Not only did they use an old version of Apache Server that was filled with known holes, many users on their own forums talked about the security holes that are monitored by Sony members 3 months before this happened and Sony did nothing about it. On top of that PSN had NO FIREWALLS.So much wrong information here. You complain that Sony went after a guy for doing something that could threaten network security and could create unfair advantage for online gaming, and then you complain that Sony did not do enough to stop people messing with their online service. Furthermore, nothing Sony did justifies in any way shape or form an attack like this. You cannot commit criminal acts as a form of dispute, as those involved will find out. They may be good, but even the US government is working on this.
Also because of Sony's total disregard of making an actual stable and reliable network this entire debacle has costed credit card companies, Sony, developers, publishers, and so on an estimated $12 billion. Sony's stock has gone down over 20% the past few weeks, Sony has hired someone to be specifically in charge of their network security (they didn't have this before?) and there will likely be an executive shuffling/firing in the next few weeks due to how horribly this was handled.