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BBC News - PlayStation hacker ...
26th April 2011, 11:15 PM #1
Ooops - Sony in a little bit of mess
this might explain a little why the playstation network has been down for so long
BBC News - PlayStation hacker took user info
26th April 2011, 11:28 PM #2
26th April 2011, 11:49 PM #3
Awwwww, poor Sony, maybe someone put a rootkit on one of their demo cds
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27th April 2011, 11:02 AM #4
I'm loving the way all the articles on this have a headline along the lines of "MILLIONS OF USERS DATA HAS BEEN STOLEN!!!"
Then the first line is always "There's a possibility data may have been accessed, but we don't know for certain and won't know until PSN is back online."
Reporters need to stop scaremongering.
27th April 2011, 03:46 PM #5
I'm just looking around at the reports now and Sony themselves are stating that user information has been accessed:
"Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained."
from Update on PlayStation Network and Qriocity – PlayStation Blog
27th April 2011, 03:49 PM #6
The most annoying thing is this happened a week ago now, and only today have they admited data is missing
27th April 2011, 03:53 PM #7
Be fair, they simply didn't know what had happened according to their early reports. It may have taken them this long to figure out what's what...
Originally Posted by bondbill2k2
27th April 2011, 03:58 PM #8
27th April 2011, 04:09 PM #9
it was encrypting their playstations that got them into this mess in the first place.
Originally Posted by mattx
BBC News - Sony scores against PlayStation 3 hacker
Sony need to learn not to mess with the big boys
27th April 2011, 04:48 PM #10
It did take them 5 years since ps3's launch tho, those involved in that case claim this is nothing to do with them.
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
28th April 2011, 09:24 AM #11
Isnt this all "Securing it down" because of hackers in the first place??? I totally agree with them encrypting it all as much as possible and this latest incident is just fuel for the fire. I can see Sony going down a MS route and just releasing security patches every month to secure it. So to me its more like, Well done to the so called big boys who like to sit at home and "hack" all day.....
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
28th April 2011, 09:54 AM #12
but remember Microsoft have been providing subscription online gaming before sony and on a much larger scale with far more users and never had a hacking issue Sony should of tightened up a while back.
28th April 2011, 10:02 AM #13
Looks like someone left Wheatley in charge of PSN
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