So Sony responded to the stories of PSN not having any firewalls and running on out of date security software but I guess CNET didn't think most websites including theres being wrong would make a good headline so they ran with something sexier that they heard from one of there wacky unnamed sources that are always so reliable.
So I guess there story is about Sony looking to hire Dog the bounty hunter or something but here is the important part.
"The previous network for Sony Network Entertainment International and Sony Online Entertainment used servers that were patched and updated recently, and had multiple security measures in place, including firewalls."
So there you have it duders. Dont belove everything you read on a IRC.