How safe is information on IBM i?
By Stephen R. Cheney
Increasing challenge of data breaches
Almost every day we read of a successful hacking attempt exposing private information to criminals and the like. In late April Sony’s Playstation online community was disabled by hackers affecting more than 70 million users. At first it was thought that the hackers had only effected a DoS (Denial of Service) to the playstation users but later Sony revealed that the database containing the user-id’s, email addresses, passwords and even credit-card details has been hacked. The damage to Sony was estimated at $1.4 billion – in future claims, lost clients and of course huge damage to their brand’s reputation. It is not known to me what platform the community database is held on.