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Playstation Network Hacked!!

Postby Dr_Odin » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:58 pm

Sony thinks an “unauthorized person” now has access to all PlayStation Network account information and passwords, and may have obtained the credit card numbers of the service’s 70 million users.

The PlayStation maker said it believes hackers now have access to customers’ vital information, including names, birthdates, physical and e-mail addresses, and PlayStation Network/Qriocity passwords, logins, handles and online IDs.

Credit card information, purchase histories and other profile data stored on the PlayStation Network servers also could be compromised, the Japanese company said in a lengthy blog post Tuesday afternoon.

“While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility,” reads the post, which Sony says it will e-mail to all PlayStation Network account holders, as well as users of its Qriocity streaming-media service. “If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.”

The PlayStation Network, which provides online gameplay and digital game shopping for owners of PlayStation 3 and PSP devices, has been down since Wednesday, following what Sony called an “illegal intrusion” on its servers. The company says it expects to restore “some services” within a week’s time.

Sony said it has temporarily shut down the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services and hired an outside security firm “to conduct a full and complete investigation into what happened,” but refused to offer details on the hack.

When the services go back online, Sony suggests users change their passwords. But until then, the company warned about phishing scams.

“For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of e-mail, telephone, postal mail or other scams that ask for personal or sensitive information,” the company said in an Update on PSN Service Outages FAQ posted Tuesday. “Sony will not contact you in any way, including by e-mail, asking for your credit card number, Social Security number or other personally identifiable information. If you are asked for this information, you can be confident Sony is not the entity asking.”

In a letter to Sony, Sen. Richard Blumenthal called for the company to provide users of the networks with free financial data-security services, including two years of credit-reporting services.

“When a data breach occurs, it is essential that customers be immediately notified about whether and to what extent their personal and financial information has been compromised,” Blumenthal wrote Tuesday, dinging Sony for what he labeled a “troubling lack of notification from Sony about the nature of the data breach.”

“Although the breach occurred nearly a week ago, Sony has not notified customers of the intrusion, or provided information that is vital to allowing individuals to protect themselves from identity theft, such as informing users whether their personal or financial information may have been compromised,” he wrote.

In its FAQ, Sony said, “If you use the same user name or password for your PlayStation Network or Qriocity service account for other unrelated services or accounts, we strongly that you change them.”

However, there is currently no way a user can find out what password he or she was using for PlayStation Network if it’s been forgotten, Sony told the website Giant Bomb.

Source: http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/04/p ... rk-hacked/

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Re: Playstation Network Hacked!!

Postby IndispensablePeaGuy » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:09 pm

I read that it was a splinter group of Anonymous. Fucking trolling fucktards.
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Re: Playstation Network Hacked!!

Postby Wing-0 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:31 am

Unknown at this point. I hope the idiots at Sony manage to grab the bastards so they can have a nice time in jail...

As for my appreciation for Sony...It finally reached a low point. I'm not buying from them again. Not after their delay in notifying the users and negligence when managing the PSN's security measures. I may buy from other developers and publishers, but not Sony. I guess Uncharted and other good games will remain unknown to me.
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Re: Playstation Network Hacked!!

Postby Semix » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:09 pm

It's really annoying me how people are so unfair on Sony for taking a while to give us updates, sure it's not good, but they didn't know the problem at first, and didn't want to rush to conclusions, worrying their customers or giving them information that may not be true. If they did say something, all they could really say is "We're working on it", because they didn't really have anything to update you with. So please stop saying all of this bad stuff about Sony, it ISN'T THEIR FAULT they were hacked, and they did what they could. I mean it could have been better, but they are few things in life that can't be improved.
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Re: Playstation Network Hacked!!

Postby Wing-0 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:58 am

Semix wrote:It's really annoying me how people are so unfair on Sony for taking a while to give us updates, sure it's not good, but they didn't know the problem at first, and didn't want to rush to conclusions, worrying their customers or giving them information that may not be true. If they did say something, all they could really say is "We're working on it", because they didn't really have anything to update you with. So please stop saying all of this bad stuff about Sony, it ISN'T THEIR FAULT they were hacked, and they did what they could. I mean it could have been better, but they are few things in life that can't be improved.


I absolutely disagree. Sony should have informed their customers as soon as they detected a breach in their systems, not waited six days.

What they should have said is "We have detected a malicious intrusion in our systems. We took the Playstation Network down and are investigating how far it went. In the meantime, we urge our customers to warn their banks or preferably cancel their cards and receive new ones to avoid an event of fraud."

And that's it. If they hadn't taken so long to do so, they wouldn't have gotten so much bad rep. As far as I'm concerned, I didn't give them all of my real information and never used a credit card with them out of my usual paranoia towards corporations so I'm not all that worried, despite some information being true.

That said, it was MILLIONS of compromised accounts. MILLIONS. Sony are stuck down their throats in a pool of shit and finally lost me as a customer for their games and probably for their consoles and other products as well.
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