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Peter S. Goodman

False Comfort: Blaming Sony for Cyber-Vulnerability Masks Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 07.09.2011 | Technology

The Sony data hack and the predictable pursuit of villains carries a dose of false comfort, implicitly affirming the assumption that someone must have fouled up to create such a menace to privacy and commerce; someone must have failed in a readily identifiable way, because this surely can't be the ordinary state of events. But the blame narrative masks an unsettling question: What if Sony did the best it could to protect itself, and the pirates still won?