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Sony PlayStation account info hacked

Post by Captain Steubings » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:54 am

Hackers have stolen account information — likely including names, addresses, passwords and possibly even credit card information — from Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Network and Qriocity service, the company announced Tuesday on the seventh day of an outage.

In an announcement posted on the company's blog, Sony says the unauthorized intrusion took place between April 17 and April 19.

In response, Sony said, it has temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services, engaged an outside security firm to conduct a complete investigation into what happened, and is rebuilding its system to provide greater protection for personal information.

Sony said the subscriber information that was likely compromised by the cyber attack include:

Name, address (city, state, postal code), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID.
Profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, postal code), and the subscriber's PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers. The same data with respect to a dependent may also have been obtained.

Sony said it believes it's possible credit card information — card number (excluding security code) and expiration date — might also have been compromised.

Sony urged subscribers worried about identity theft to remain vigilant, review account statements and monitor credit reports.

The outage of Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Network ran into its seventh day Tuesday as the company says it expected to restore some services within a week.

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Post by JohnW » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:56 am

[panic


Oh wait. meh

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Post by Mr. Rogers » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:12 pm

That is why the Xbox Live Network is the best and most secure. And why did Sony wait 7 days before telling everyone that subscribers information was likely compromised.......not good.

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Post by Captain Steubings » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:36 pm

that's just how Japaneses companies operate i guess

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Post by JohnW » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:49 pm

What kind of info do 12 year olds have to guard anyway?

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Post by Mr. Rogers » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:54 pm

Parents credit cards.....

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Post by JohnW » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:01 pm

Interesting. [notes

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Post by janisjuris » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:18 pm

7 day delay-
2 days- advertise for new President and CEO
2 Days Interview Candidate
1 day Have President and CEO commit Hara-Kiri
1 day Wake
1 Day- funeral

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Post by Mr. Rogers » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:36 pm

lol /\ /\

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Post by robotman5 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:49 pm

i have a psn account for my psp and have used my dads card oh **** [boohoo 2

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