PlayStation Network Hack Attacked Again

Several Sony only services have been attacked, potentially compromising thousands of PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment accounts. Sony estimates that up to 93,000 accounts have potentially been affected by the cyber attack (I wanted to use the word “cyber”. Sue me.). Here’s more from Sony Chief Information Security Office Philip Retinger:

Less than one tenth of one percent (0.1%) of our PSN, SEN and SOE audience may have been affected. There were approximately 93,000 accounts globally (PSN/SEN: approximately 60,000 accounts; SOE: approximately 33,000) where the attempts succeeded in verifying those accounts’ valid sign-in IDs and passwords, and we have temporarily locked these accounts. Only a small fraction of these 93,000 accounts showed additional activity prior to being locked. We are currently reviewing those accounts for unauthorized access, and will provide more updates as we have them. Please note, if you have a credit card associated with your account, your credit card number is not at risk. We will work with any users whom we confirm have had unauthorized purchases made to restore amounts in the PSN/SEN or SOE wallet.

The good news is that Sony picked this up early, a small percentage of accounts were affected, and credit card numbers were not at risk. That bad news is that some knob is walking around as your DC Universe Online character and tarnishing your good name. I kid, I kid.

Seriously though, head on over to the source link below if you’re worried about your account(s).


Author: RPadTV

18 thoughts on “PlayStation Network Hack Attacked Again”

  1. So at least they picked it up early…I guess that means they learned something from the last attack. But seriously, this doesn't make me feel particularly confident in giving them my C/C info back.

  2. This is why M$ charges for XBL, well that is not the reason at all, but, XBL has yet to be hacked as far as I know.

      1. then apparently all that money they collect from XBL gold accounts goes into PR containment of their system hacks, haha.

    1. The new EULA allows Sony to pursue legal "justice" to anyone who speaks about PSN being hacked.

      1. Not if you agree to it. If you skim it and hit accept without reading that part, it is still legal.

      2. So… can I send a message to somone's Sony account saying something like: "Man, Sony's PSN needs to get hacked." will I be getting a letter from Sony's legal department that I can use as toilet paper?


      3. On the bright side, in central PA the message would say "needs hacked" because the words "to be" don't exist in Pennsylvania Dutch speak. Also, streams are apparently "cricks" and every sentence ends with "awhile."

      4. That's Western PA too. As in "The friggin' faucet needs fixed."

        A stream is slightly different than a creek. A stream you an find the source of an creek seem to spawn and go nowhere (at least that's what I always thought). There is a town near my hometown that I went to school with kids from called Turtle Creek and it's still referred to as "The Crick".

        However, in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas, all sentences end with "n'at" (and that).

      5. Shhh… that's why I put it in quotations. I don't really talk (or type) like that, so no one will suspect me. The original wording was going to be: "Hey, man, Sony's PsN needs to get hacked, you feel me?" but I thought against it because I didn't want to implicate a person who will remain anonymous.


  3. I haven't tried to use my PS3 until two weeks ago when I tried to play uncharted. Which I think I'm going to have to start from the beginning since I can't re-load from my last save point.

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