In Pictures: The most mortifying moments in IT security history

From Lockheed Martin and HBGary Federal to the US government and Cornell University, no one is immune to humiliating security glitches

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Howard Stringer, president of Sony USA, apologized for the security breach in Sony PlayStation Network in 2011 that compromised 77 million user accounts, saying, “I know some believe we should have notified our customers earlier than we did.”

Sony executive Kas Hirai also got to make a long apology, which included the advice that customers should be “vigilant” about possible stolen credit-card numbers.

Credit: Steve Marcus / Reuters

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