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VCURamFan
04-27-2011, 02:56 AM
If you use the PSN, time to change your passwords & watch you credit card statements. :ninja:

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TOKYO -- Sony Corp. said Tuesday that some users' personal information had been compromised in a hacker attack as the outage of its global PlayStation Network entered a seventh day.

The company confirmed that an "external intrusion" by hackers disrupted the service, affecting more than 75 million users worldwide who use it to play video games against friends, stream movies and shop online.

"We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network," the company said in a post on the official PlayStation blog.

Hackers may have obtained users' names, home addresses, email addresses, birthdates, PlayStation Network usernames and passwords, and answers to password security questions, according to the blog post.

There was no evidence that credit card information had been compromised, but Sony said it "cannot rule out the possibility" that hackers could access such information.

"For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information," the blog post continued. "Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, 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."

Patrick Seybold, Sony senior director of corporate communications and social media, said Saturday that Sony was completely rebuilding its systems to strengthen its network infrastructure in the wake of the service disruption, which began April 20.

Players can still play games offline, but are unable to challenge others over the internet, one of the console's key features.

Hacker group Anonymous was originally suspected of causing the disruption as it had previously vowed retribution against the Japanese electronics giant after it took legal action against two hackers.

However, in a message on its website Friday, titled "For Once We Didn't Do It," the group denied responsibility, saying that while it was possible that individual hackers had targeted the network, Sony was not an official target.

logrus
04-27-2011, 05:53 AM
7 days so far and finally they mention Id-theft, hmmmm. Funny though, prior to this they took down the website. Gotta give props to my boyz, for standing up to the War machine that is Sony.

J.B.
04-27-2011, 07:34 AM
Sony makes the UFC look like the local deli. :laugh:

VCURamFan
04-27-2011, 04:23 PM
7 days so far and finally they mention Id-theft, hmmmm. Funny though, prior to this they took down the website. Gotta give props to my boyz, for standing up to the War machine that is Sony.
:huh: What connection did I miss?

logrus
04-27-2011, 05:13 PM
:huh: What connection did I miss?

U think about it long enough it will click. :laugh:

billwilliams70
04-27-2011, 06:35 PM
Can't change the password until the network is up.

Later.

logrus
04-27-2011, 08:27 PM
Can't change the password until the network is up.

Later.

Thats because they are rebuilding the infrastructure from scratch, Either it got jacked up bad, or Sony realizes that it had more holes then they were really caring to share.

[user2] cuz its way too easy todo scamming at this point
[user2] for example:
[user2] [redacted plain text code, includes false credit card number]
[user2] sent as plaintext
[user3] uh
[user3] did you censor that card?
[user2] ya its fake
[user3] good
[user1] wow, plaintext :S
[user5] plaintext wow
[user3] im never putting in my details like that
[user2] ya is all fake lol
[user2] i never used cc on ps3
[user2] normally you ATLEAST enccrypt the securtity code, even if its ssl
[user5] id hope sony would do such in a safe manner
[user5] psn cards probably plain text to then
[user2] fake certs are known since years as vuln so companies encrypt such data twice normally
[user2] but hey its sony --> its a feature

billwilliams70
04-27-2011, 09:20 PM
Thats because they are rebuilding the infrastructure from scratch, Either it got jacked up bad, or Sony realizes that it had more holes then they were really caring to share.

[user2] cuz its way too easy todo scamming at this point
[user2] for example:
[user2] [redacted plain text code, includes false credit card number]
[user2] sent as plaintext
[user3] uh
[user3] did you censor that card?
[user2] ya its fake
[user3] good
[user1] wow, plaintext :S
[user5] plaintext wow
[user3] im never putting in my details like that
[user2] ya is all fake lol
[user2] i never used cc on ps3
[user2] normally you ATLEAST enccrypt the securtity code, even if its ssl
[user5] id hope sony would do such in a safe manner
[user5] psn cards probably plain text to then
[user2] fake certs are known since years as vuln so companies encrypt such data twice normally
[user2] but hey its sony --> its a feature
Umm, what does that mean?

Later.

rockdawg21
04-28-2011, 02:08 AM
Sony makes electronics, not networking products. Get an XBox. :laugh:

logrus
04-28-2011, 04:12 AM
Umm, what does that mean?

Later.

Instead of Sony doing this:
$%%)*{%*@{#%*@#{%*@%#{*@#${*

They did this:
Bill Williams, billwilliams70@matthughes..1234 5678 9010 7/11

Ones crypted the other is plain text. Right now on their server its plain text.

Buc Nasty
04-28-2011, 07:27 AM
Textbook, schoolboy error!

:happydancing:I love my xbox, I love my xbox...:happydancing:

billwilliams70
04-28-2011, 03:21 PM
Instead of Sony doing this:
$%%)*{%*@{#%*@#{%*@%#{*@#${*

They did this:
Bill Williams, billwilliams70@matthughes..1234 5678 9010 7/11

Ones crypted the other is plain text. Right now on their server its plain text.
Okay, I gotcha!

Later.

logrus
04-29-2011, 06:14 AM
Textbook, schoolboy error!

:happydancing:I love my xbox, I love my xbox...:happydancing:

Whats funny is the PS fanbois are all ticked off at the hackers who originally brought it to Sonys attention who then really did nothing. This attack should have been a wake up call to all the loyal fans that Sony never did have their best interests at heart. But most fail to grasp at what this attack has done, it opened up Sonys eyes to just how bad their l33t security was.

billwilliams70
05-16-2011, 04:05 PM
It's back up now. Firmware update and a password reset and you're back in.

Later.