Multiple Sony servers attacked, again

Multiple Sony servers attacked, again
Sony has noted tonight that they have locked down 93,000 user accounts after a new security breach.

Hackers "using very large sets of sign-in IDs and passwords" gained access to 60,000 PSN accounts and 33,000 Sony Online Entertainment accounts.



The attacks occurred throughout the weekend, notes Sony, and affected "less than one-tenth of 1 percent" of all PSN and SOE accounts.

While the hackers did manage to verify sign-in IDs and passwords, credit card info and other personal data were never at risk.

Says Sony Chief Information Security Officer Philip Reitinger (via Cnet):

In this case, given that the data tested against our network consisted of sign-in ID-password pairs, and that the overwhelming majority of the pairs resulted in failed matching attempts, it is likely the data came from another source and not from our Networks.


Making matter worse, the compromised accounts also "showed additional activity prior to being locked," likely meaning unauthorized purchases were made.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 12 Oct 2011 2:04
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hacking PSN SOE Servers
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  • 4 comments
  • xaznboitx

    here we go again

    12.10.2011 02:46 #1

  • xtago

    That will be the sold off data getting used now by the people who have bought it from anonymous.

    Also be interesting to see what this guy gets from this as the cops will be pulling up to people's places any day now.

    12.10.2011 03:23 #2

  • plutonash

    At 1:44, that should say it all


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoENVnD3J8w

    "Cable thief is a victimless crime."

    12.10.2011 10:41 #3

  • juventini

    Originally posted by plutonash: At 1:44, that should say it all


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoENVnD3J8w
    HAHA! I can relate to that vid. Thx

    Forza Juve!!

    12.10.2011 15:31 #4

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