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PSN Network Hacked!

Discussion in 'Video Gaming' started by Gops, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Gops
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    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

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    [Apr 26, 2011]
    Some of you guys may know that the playstation network has been off for a while now, its because they've had an attack to their servers with some information compromised. Some have probably got an email, but to those who havn't, its on their website:

    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. In response to this intrusion, we have:
    1) Temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services;
    2) Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full and complete investigation into what happened; and
    3) Quickly taken steps to enhance security and strengthen our network infrastructure by re-building our system to provide you with greater protection of your personal information.
    We greatly appreciate your patience, understanding and goodwill as we do whatever it takes to resolve these issues as quickly and efficiently as practicable.
    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/province, zip or postal code), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity passwords 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. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence that credit card data was taken at this time, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, to be on the safe side we are advising that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may also have been obtained.
    For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information. Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, asking for your credit card number, social security, tax identification or similar number or other personally identifiable information. If you are asked for this information, you can be confident Sony is not the entity asking. When the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services are fully restored, we strongly recommend that you log on and change your password. Additionally, if you use your PlayStation Network or Qriocity user name or password for other unrelated services or accounts, we strongly recommend that you change them, as well.
    To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, we encourage you to remain vigilant to review your account statements and to monitor your credit or similar types of reports.
    We thank you for your patience as we complete our investigation of this incident, and we regret any inconvenience. Our teams are working around the clock on this, and services will be restored as soon as possible. Sony takes information protection very seriously and will continue to work to ensure that additional measures are taken to protect personally identifiable information. Providing quality and secure entertainment services to our customers is our utmost priority. Please contact us at uk.playstation.com/psnoutage should you have any additional questions.
    Sincerely,

    Sony Network Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment Teams

    I rang my bank and they advised me to cancel that card that was registered to the PSN network just for a precaution. So those who are a little worried, do the same. I doubt its gone that far though.. I hope.
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    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    [Apr 26, 2011]
    I see a different picture in front of me mate, Problem Reaction Solution,

    Its no secret that Sony want to bring in the monthly charge for using its network, many have kicked off about it, so Sony have decided to pull the network and tell us its been hacked, that way they will leave it off for a while and really upset the players, when it does come back on-line there will be a charge of some sort to maintain the high level of security and to maintain the future service,

    so you see, the solution is to get us to pay them to save us from the bogey man who does not exists, a bit like the war on terror or global warming,
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    [Apr 27, 2011]
    It's the wiki leak hackers they are based all over the world have said that they would hack PS3, Xbox, paypal and other online companies until goverments allow wiki leaks to be published without being edited, i expect this ain't the last time we will all be affected
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    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

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    [Apr 27, 2011]
    Your probably right turkster! TBH though i would prefer to pay and get a better service like XBOX live. That never really has problems!!
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    [Apr 27, 2011]
    It's also been pointed out that many people will use the same PSN login credentials for their email accounts, so these may also be at risk. Your PSN login has your email address as the username and this means that any PSN users here should think about changing their passwords.

    I've just been round all my online accounts and changed all my passwords (email, eBay, PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and so on).
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    [Apr 27, 2011]
    oh dear
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    [May 1, 2011]
    I would love to change my psn password, but the f****g thing is still down so i cannot change the password!

    Oh well, i will just carry on playing on Xbox live, its 100% better anyway!
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    [May 2, 2011]
    very happy I went back to XBOX.

    My mates with PS3's are pissed off as they haven't been able to log on over the whole of easter.
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    Quite a big blow for Sony, and will no doubt lose them alot of future sales. Ment to be back online very soon
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    [May 6, 2011]
    i was told it should be back on end of this week, playstation has got to offer us something good to make me invest anymore of my cash on there consoles,
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    [May 6, 2011]
    tell me about it, i hear they are going to offer psn plus+ for non plus users a full free months access and god knows if you already have it - something else!
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