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PSN Hacked..Again?

Posted by Yamato, 12 October 2011 · 219 views

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"Sony announced Tuesday night that its collection of online networks were compromised in a new attack including the Playstation Network and Sony Online Entertainment.

Approximately 93,000 accounts were affected according to Chief Information Security Officer Philip Reitinger. This represents less than one tenth of one percent of the total accounts."


Continue reading on Examiner.com PSN and SOE attacked again, 93,000 accounts accessed - National Console Gaming | Examiner.com http://www.examiner....d#ixzz1aXEfWlRE


Anyone hear of this yet?




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"Sony announced Tuesday night that its collection of online networks were compromised in a new attack including the Playstation Network and Sony Online Entertainment.

Approximately 93,000 accounts were affected according to Chief Information Security Officer Philip Reitinger. This represents less than one tenth of one percent of the total accounts."


Continue reading on Examiner.com PSN and SOE attacked again, 93,000 accounts accessed - National Console Gaming | Examiner.com http://www.examiner....d#ixzz1aXEfWlRE


Anyone hear of this yet?
Of course, nobody bats an eye when a billion people have their LIVE accounts hacked into.
Why? Because it's commonplace.
Excuse me? I didn't hear about any widespread LIVE hacking. Shoot me a link if you could and I'll edit it in.
Sony...Sony...Sony. I don't know whether to :wall: or :rofl:
This is someone who got a list of usernames and passwords from somewhere else and thought, hey, maybe these will work on the PSN. This isn't at all like what happened a few months ago.

This is also a good example of why you shouldn't use the same login and password for everything.

http://blog.us.plays...curity-officer/
Good to see Sony is proactively taking steps and not doing what happens to Live users who get their accounts hacked, a 25 day investigation/freeze.
@ metaly,

I can see what you mean. It wasn't the fault of Sony's security, but rather the fault of the users who keep the same passwords for multiple logins..if you would call that 'fault'. Really, it just sounds like bad luck.
Yeah, definitely heard about it. Supposedly, Philip Reitinger, Sony's Chief Information Security Officer, said that most of the attempts resulted in failed logins and that the credit card details remain unscathed. Regardless, any affected users will be sent an email with further instructions.

Yeah, the worse thing people can do is use the same log and password on multiple sites. I'll add one more thing to that...don't answer the security questions like "mother's maiden name," truthfully. It's just too easy to find out with the internet.