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Starting in the spring of 2014, eBay was subjected to a series of security intrusions into its database of user passwords. The breach occurred when hackers compromised some employee login credentials, giving them access to the eBay system. It took over two months for eBay to know it had been compromised. The eBay hack came on the heels of the massive Target hack. Target’s security center was warned of the invasion but did nothing. At Neiman Marcus, alarms were set off as credit card data was being stolen. Sony with its enormously large and successful Cloud-based gaming system, the PlayStation network, also was attacked. Intrusions resulted in compromising financial data, including credit card numbers, for literally millions of participants. Moreover, this was not a single giant assault, but a series of recurring attacks (apparently conducted by a collective) that Sony’s security experts seem to have been unable to stem. The result has been huge financial losses for the company and, potentially more seriously, damage to its reputation that it may never be able to repair.

When you have read through the articles and related material and believe that you have a reasonable understanding of the hacking situations, compose a 4- to 6-page critical analysis paper, on the topic:

The best alternative(s) available to these firms who have been hacked and how to resolve their security crisis.

References attached and also
Mills, E. (2011) Attacks on Sony, others show it’s open hacking season. CNET News. Retrieved June 13, 2011, from

Mills, E. (2011) Who is behind the hacks? (FAQ). CNET News. Retrieved June 14, 2011, from;inTheNewsNow