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Wednesday, 27 April 2011 08:22

Sony says some PSN data compromised

Written by David Stellmack


Should we actually be that surprised?
Sony is now telling PSN customers that they should protect themselves “against possible identity theft or other financial loss,” as they confirm that they now believe that performance information has been compromised. This now includes the strong possibility of a breach of the security that protects credit card information that is linked to your account.

As the outage continues and PlayStation owners unable to use the service continue to rage over the service unavailability, and now the possibility that credit card data linked to PSN accounts has been compromised, we have to admit that owners really have something to complain about now.

Sony again delivered their standard message that they are doing everything possible to get the service back up and running and strengthening security so that this never happens again. Of course, they are assuring customers that they are going to do whatever it takes to resolve these issues as soon as possible.

The PlayStation Network has been offline since last Wednesday and remains so as of this story. Sources confirm to us that it could be as long as another week before service is fully restored, and that news isn’t going to make PS3 owners happy.

David Stellmack

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+7 #1 mmalinek 2011-04-27 08:37
hahahaha!

thats what u get for buying a Console!!!

I still cant understand the People, who play FPS or other gamet ypes( not Indie or racing, which are not too bad for consoles....)

for ppl, who just want a quick game, its reasonable, but for all the others??

CrazzyHempers
 
 
-6 #2 Boomstick777 2011-04-27 10:06
All the PS3 fanboys slating the Xbox 360 becausce you have to pay £20 a year for the online gold service.. I guess you get what you pay for ;-) hahaha

Xbox 360 > PS3

"arguably the second largest data breach ever," from here - http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2011/04/security-experts-playstation-network-breach-one-of-largest-ever/1
 
 
-14 #3 Warrior24_7 2011-04-27 10:59
The ONLY reason Sony decided not to charge was to undermine M$! It was an EPIC fail as Sony just sat back and watched M$ count its coin! Now they charge for certain parts of their service. Whats going on now has nothing to do with any of that. Here we have hackers stealing people's personal information and attacking PSN like cyber terrorist! Sony is revamping the service and when they catch these people (like they always do) they need to make examples out of them instead of trying to cut a deal.
 
 
-6 #4 Steve-O 2011-04-27 11:56
Quoting Warrior24_7:
...they need to make examples out of them instead of trying to cut a deal.



Once Sony finds you I think they need to make an "example" of your rampant random inane fanboyism. 3 months in Gitmo will do us all a world of good!
 
 
-10 #5 Warrior24_7 2011-04-27 12:17
Quoting Steve-O:
Quoting Warrior24_7:
...they need to make examples out of them instead of trying to cut a deal.



Once Sony finds you I think they need to make an "example" of your rampant random inane fanboyism. 3 months in Gitmo will do us all a world of good!



Once soap and water find you, they'll make an example out of you and it will do all of us a world of good! :-x
 
 
+3 #6 Tasty Taste 2011-04-27 14:10
i cant wait for these hackers to mess around with xbox 360 code so all these console fanboys would shut the hell up.
 
 
+5 #7 The blue fox 2011-04-27 14:58
Quoting Tasty Taste:
i cant wait for these hackers to mess around with xbox 360 code so all these console fanboys would shut the hell up.


Microsoft deals with hackers on a daily basis. And has a lot more experience in network security.
So i am sure they will be ok.
And if they do have any problems there network wont be down for. what is it now day 7?
 
 
0 #8 123s 2011-04-27 15:46
Awesome, Sony got owned hard, I wonder who did it, doesnt look like anon.
 
 
+1 #9 gsacks 2011-04-27 16:34
If you are writing messages laughing at Sony and/or anyone owning a PS3, writing such things as 'hahahaha' and 'serves them right', then you are an asshole. Yup, Sony screwed up big time, but this is not a laughing matter. Identify theft and credit card fraud are very real problems, and now everyone on PSN and their credit card issuers have a huge headache to worry about because of this security breach.
 
 
+1 #10 Boomstick777 2011-04-27 21:11
If this had happened to Xbox live, the amount of PS3 fanboy comments would have been rediculous. The fact is that PS3 onwers have long attacked Xbox 360 owners for having to pay for xbox live gold. Well now you can see why xbox 360 owners are happy to pay for it, its secure and reliable, while I think its a shame for Sony that there having problems, I am happy to laugh in the face of all those lame PS3 fanboys who post how much better there beloved PS3 is with the downgraded graphics and 'free' internet service, hahaha, karma...
 

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