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Post by Red-X on Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:47 pm

PSN wrote: We want to let you know that we have detected attempts on Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment (“Networks”) services to test a massive set of sign-in IDs and passwords against our network database. These attempts appear to include a large amount of data obtained from one or more compromised lists from other companies, sites or other sources. 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. We have taken steps to mitigate the activity.

Less than one tenth of one percent (0.1%) of our PSN, SEN and SOE audience may have been affected. There were approximately 93,000 accounts globally (PSN/SEN: approximately 60,000 accounts; SOE: approximately 33,000) where the attempts succeeded in verifying those accounts’ valid sign-in IDs and passwords, and we have temporarily locked these accounts. Only a small fraction of these 93,000 accounts showed additional activity prior to being locked. We are currently reviewing those accounts for unauthorized access, and will provide more updates as we have them. Please note, if you have a credit card associated with your account, your credit card number is not at risk. We will work with any users whom we confirm have had unauthorized purchases made to restore amounts in the PSN/SEN or SOE wallet.

As a preventative measure, we are requiring secure password resets for those PSN/SEN accounts that had both a sign-in ID and password match through this attempt. If you are in the small group of PSN/SEN users who may have been affected, you will receive an email from us at the address associated with your account that will prompt you to reset your password.

Similarly, the SOE accounts that were matched have been temporarily turned off. If you are among the small group of affected SOE customers, you will receive an email from us at the address associated with your account that will advise you on next steps in order to validate your account credentials and have your account turned back on.

We want to take this opportunity to remind our consumers about the increasingly common threat of fraudulent activity online, as well as the importance of having a strong password and having a username/password combination that is not associated with other online services or sites. We encourage you to choose unique, hard-to-guess passwords and always look for unusual activity in your account.

Oh all the other game companies out there, why is Sony being targeted :\

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Post by Sqrl on Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:51 pm

well think about it red, basically when they were hacked before Sony couldn't sew the wound shut. So now that there are holes in Sony's security process it's free pickings really. It's like somebody blew open the vault door now the robbers are trying to pick apart the safe... so to speak.

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Post by Dray The Fingerless on Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:56 pm

I think you fail to understand what happened here Sqrl...account info was leaked from outside Sony almost certainly. you dont get that kind of failed attemtps unless its from a broken and old database.. This is more than likely some email companies fault or sth like that. This happens all the time with all kinds of websites n places where you need a password and login info.

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Re: Sony Breached Again, on a smaller scale

Post by Red-X on Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:17 pm

I would think they would bolster their security quite a bit from the first time

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Re: Sony Breached Again, on a smaller scale

Post by Sqrl on Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:39 pm

Dray The Fingerless wrote:I think you fail to understand what happened here Sqrl...account info was leaked from outside Sony almost certainly. you dont get that kind of failed attemtps unless its from a broken and old database.. This is more than likely some email companies fault or sth like that. This happens all the time with all kinds of websites n places where you need a password and login info.

Either way Sony has to beef up there defense or they'll get sacked. /US football reference

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Re: Sony Breached Again, on a smaller scale

Post by Dray The Fingerless on Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:39 pm

lol, they can only secure their own network. wich they did. they cant do anything if your email/website account service gets fucked, or if old data from outer sources pop up on the internet.

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