Don’t know, what kinda hackers have sticked up to Sony’s PSN. Now again we have heard a bad news from an expert named Gregory Evans is a an online security expert, author of some books plus  a hacker who hacked several site’s including AT&T, Sprint and WorldCom.

He stayed in jail for some time, and was released after giving $10 million to the US government.

Industry Gamers, held him up for an Interview… in which they arose a question of PSN

IG: Sony has said they implemented new security. Do you believe PlayStation Network and Qriocity are hacker-proof now?

No. And it’s not just Sony gamers that are at risk. It’s anyone who has any online gaming console like Xbox or Wii. Nothing’s 100 percent secure. Even if Sony had never been hacked, when anybody goes online to do anything, play games, search the Internet… you’re always taking a risk that somebody might get your information. When you’re connected to your Wi-Fi and you’re playing online games it’s opening up hundreds of ports. Each one of those ports is like a door that a hacker can use to bypass your firewall and get into your computer. In the gaming community, most people don’t even know this is happening. They just think I’m going online to play games and everything’s fine. They may not think about security because they have a firewall on their Linksys or DLink router that they bought at Radio Shack for $30 or $40. Well, if it was that easy then Sony shouldn’t have been hacked. They should have gone over to Radio Shack and grabbed a $40 DLink router and everything would be fine.

So what do you think ?? It’s really a big loss for Sony further more for the users. Okay, below is the full catch up of the ex-hacker Gregory Evans (An interesting interview)

IG: What’s your background as a hacker?

I started hacking when I was 12 years old back in the ‘80s. I got caught the first time when I was in the 10th grade by AT&T and my parents had to pay back $30,000. Then over the years I became a hacker for hire for big corporations through someone who I called my agent, who was an attorney. I started hitting companies for about a million dollars a week. I got caught in 1997 and plead guilty in 1998. I settled with the U.S. government for over $9.8 million and spent 24 months in a federal prison for hacking AT&T, MCI, Sprint, and WorldCom. Now, I spend my time running several companies and help companies and people secure themselves against hackers. We make products like LocatePC and LocateMac, so that if there’s a computer that’s stolen, you can retrieve it from anywhere in the world. We also have online programs to see if your computer or network is hacker proof called amihackerproof.com.

IG: What are your thoughts on what has happened with Sony’s PlayStation Network?

Well, Sony has about 100 million customers out when they got hacked, they’re out there at the forefront of the news, but big corporations get hacked every single day. Only 17 percent of companies whose computers were hacked report them to law enforcement due to fear of negative publicity. Ninety percent of Fortune 500 networks have been hacked.

IG: Sony has said they implemented new security. Do you believe PlayStation Network and Qriocity are hacker-proof now?

No. And it’s not just Sony gamers that are at risk. It’s anyone who has any online gaming console like Xbox or Wii. Nothing’s 100 percent secure. Even if Sony had never been hacked, when anybody goes online to do anything, play games, search the Internet… you’re always taking a risk that somebody might get your information. When you’re connected to your Wi-Fi and you’re playing online games it’s opening up hundreds of ports. Each one of those ports is like a door that a hacker can use to bypass your firewall and get into your computer. In the gaming community, most people don’t even know this is happening. They just think I’m going online to play games and everything’s fine. They may not think about security because they have a firewall on their Linksys or DLink router that they bought at Radio Shack for $30 or $40. Well, if it was that easy then Sony shouldn’t have been hacked. They should have gone over to Radio Shack and grabbed a $40 DLink router and everything would be fine.

IG: What are the challenges when it comes to security for a big company like Sony?

The main problem, and one that never seems to be fixed, can be explained in video game terms. IT managers are like the infantry. It really doesn’t take much skill to became an IT manager. There’s no association that says you’re a certified IT manager. But there are associations out there that say you’re a certified computer hacker. IT managers, for the most part, are just book-smart people who went out and read a book and passed the test. Well, these people who hacked into Sony probably never even went to high school. Some of them probably don’t even speak English — some of the best hackers in the world are coming from China. So if IT managers are like infantry, computer hackers are like Navy SEALs. When we went in to get Bin Laden we didn’t send in the infantry. We sent out the best in the world – the SEALs. But who’s protecting Sony’s network? IT managers. The PS Store has finally returned… but will customer info be safe?

IG: Sony has said they’re working with outside security companies to secure PlayStation Network. What are your thoughts on that?

Most big corporations have what’s called an annual security audit and they go out and hire outside security companies. But they’re nothing but a bunch of IT managers who went out and got a bunch of certifications and now they come in to see if your system is truly hacker proof. These IT managers who take the test to become a certified computer hacker or a CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional) have to work in a lab and hack into a system that’s in a controlled environment. The problem is that a true computer hacker will hack into a system where the other person doesn’t know that they’re being hacked into. It’s not a controlled environment. So why isn’t Sony hiring hackers to see if their system is hacker proof? People who wonder why Sony has been hacked multiple times; it’s because they’re relying on the wrong people to secure their system.

IG: So can gamers expect more hacks in the future?

Yes. The problem remains that Sony and most big corporations have IT managers designing their networks and security. Even if these guys have a Master’s Degree or PhD from a school like MIT, that doesn’t make them a true security expert. It’s scary and these attacks will continue to happen.

Though the security Sony provides to its user is also not enough and is not of high level. Any one can breach into the security and Hack their data. Sony doesn’t love its users.