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Posted by FCKSNAP
@Semi_Sauce: It was obviously a joke post and everyone that's taken that post seriously has a green name.
Posted by sins_of_mosin

I wonder how many lawsuits we are going to see about this.  Don't a company have to encrpyt personal data or is required too if they store it?  Sony can't seem to do anything right this generation.    
Posted by MediaJunky

Great article. I have been following along, some bad stuff going on here. I find it rather coincidental that it happened right after the stuff with Hotz. Will be monitoring my credit card for awhile.

Posted by KaosAngel

Posted by sandweed
@reaper2923:  I guess they are hoping you used your mothers credit card to get flower.
Posted by FoxMulder
@radion_null: I was wondering the same thing, maybe they were logged into the site before it happened, so its still letting them post?  It is strange...
Posted by gunstarhero

gutted i just had an email to say i am one of the users to have had my info taken :(
Posted by Pr1mus
@gunstarhero said:
" gutted i just had an email to say i am one of the users to have had my info taken :( "
This is most likely just an email everyone will receive. I don't think this situation is worst for some people while others got lucky.
Posted by ILikeGames

Looks like Valve backed the wrong horse in this race.

Posted by Pr1mus
@Semi_Sauce said:
" @Snapstacle
I'd still rather have my identity stolen than pay for XBL. Just sayin

Honestly I've had my credit card info stolen twice already from something as simple as giving the waitress my credit card at PF Chang's. It's really painless when you go through Bank of America.
I think that's a dumb statement. "
Haha that guy is a genius! How about giving me your credit card? I need to make some purchases.
Posted by eloj

Can someone get them to specifically confirm that PASSWORDs where stolen, because I find it very hard to believe that in 2011 Sony would store passwords. If so, then I have a few suggestions:

* Fire the CTO/similar position without passing go.
* Fire everyone who touched the relevant code and didn't speak up.
* Fire and/or sue for negligence, any code auditors who did not point out this flaw.
* If this flaw was pointed out and someone made the decision to not do anything about it, fire them.
* BEYOND. THE. PALE.

Repeat after me: salt, hash, stretch. Use known primitives. Use good implementations.

Hopefully 'passwords' it's just what marketing spits up when you say 'salts & hashes'.

Posted by tightestjeans
@gunstarhero: That's a mass email that 70 million plus accounts are getting.  I just received one for each account I have,
Posted by KinjiroSSD

I guess I'm buying all my PSN stuff through Amazon now. Not going to risk this happening again.

Posted by RE_Player1
@Pr1mus said:
" @gunstarhero said:
" gutted i just had an email to say i am one of the users to have had my info taken :( "
This is most likely just an email everyone will receive. I don't think this situation is worst for some people while others got lucky. "
I haven't gotten an e-mail yet. Do you think they are e-mailing say US users first? 
Posted by ptc
@ILikeGames said:
" Looks like Valve backed the wrong horse in this race. "
That's what I said.  BTW prepare to be flamed by sony supporters.  Yes, even here on giantbomb that happens.
Posted by AndyMP
@ptc: Not taking Sony's side on this one, but it's fair to say that if a hacker wants to hack almost any system they will likely find a way (btw, that doesn't excuse Sony from encrypting the data which they should clearly have done). MS doesn't have the best record when it comes to software not being exploited and I'll bet almost every one of those tech/gaming platforms will not be laughing too hard at Sony knowing very weil it could have been/might be them
Posted by No_Gaems

Flipped out when I read this:

http://lo-ping.org/2011/04/26/psn-hacker-chat-logs/


Any validity to it?  Is the rest of my data safe? 
Edited by Phoenix87

I always thought Points-Card people were just being paranoid, but from this day forth, I am going to be one of them.

   And I am canceling my card as we speak.

Posted by Poohkey

I just want to play online again. :U

Posted by yeah_write

Excellent post Patrick. This is the kind of news video game media doesn't have enough of. People call themselves game journalists, but rarely practice journalism to this degree. Most post rumors, offer a bit of their own speculation and then say something like "we'll keep you updated", which usually means they'll wait till someone else does the work and try to be the first to post it. Here you've got sources, interviews with people outside of the game industry, and excellent, actually useful information. Thanks for making Giant Bomb even better.


On topic, I've been watching my online account activity since the breach happened and I suggest everyone else do the same. I already favor my 360 for multiplayer games, but I'll do so even more now. My PS3 has officially been relegated to Blu-Ray player and Uncharted machine.
Posted by sleeprockss
I just checked my account record for the credit card I use on PS3 and there was a $22 charge for something. I'm pretty sure it has to be because of this PSN business because I haven't used it in a week, but luckily my bank saw the charge and noticed it was suspicious and put a hold on my card.
Posted by RE_Player1
@sleeprockss said:
" I just checked my account record for the credit card I use on PS3 and there was a $22 charge for something. I'm pretty sure it has to be because of this PSN business because I haven't used it in a week, but luckily my bank saw the charge and noticed it was suspicious and put a hold on my card. "
Are you serious? Fuck man sorry to hear that. I'm sticking with Sony for this generation but when the PS4 hits... yeah I'll pass. 
Posted by ptys

It took near financial ruin and company meltdown, but we might finally get to change our PSN IDs!

Posted by DWN2550
Posted by dpedal1

I have already cancelled my card and have changed my password to any website that uses my PSN id.  Just want to be super cautious.

Posted by Hardgamer

PSN Hackers suck!!

Posted by SleepyDoughnut
@ILikeGames said:
" Looks like Valve backed the wrong horse in this race. "
Well, they backed the wrong horse for one game. Previous to Portal 2 Valve never backed Sony on anything. In fact they openly talked shit about them. But yeah, the Portal 2 deal seems kind of moot at the moment. 
Posted by Swordfish9

This is one of the reasons why I don't use credit card to make online transactions, in this case the cardholders weren't the ones who f**ked up but it was the merchant who did, giving away customers' information due to outside malicious intent.

Posted by shockmonkey

Well... not buying anymore Sony products now. >:(

Posted by FoxMulder

Meh, I still like Uncharted, Infamous, and Metal Gear way better than any Halo or Gears of War.  So I'll stick with Sony..

Posted by SpiritSentinel


Okay

 "If you have
provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity,
out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit
card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have
been obtained."

 

Thats BULLSHIT SONY.... T_T god F'in DAMN

Posted by ILikeGames
@SleepyDoughnut said:
Well, they backed the wrong horse for one game. Previous to Portal 2 Valve never backed Sony on anything. In fact they openly talked shit about them. But yeah, the Portal 2 deal seems kind of moot at the moment.  "
I don't think Valve would've gone to all that trouble and expense to integrate Steam for one title. They must've already been kicking themselves when the system was cracked wide open, but now I bet they really regret it.
Posted by xhunterpaul

what about the people who connected steam to there ps3 with portal 2, did they get there steam info passwords screan names secerty questions
Posted by Andorski
@xhunterpaul said:
" what about the people who connected steam to there ps3 with portal 2, did they get there steam info passwords screan names secerty questions "
Valve has come out and said that none of your information on Steam was accessible through the PSN hack.
Posted by CHIEFMEGADETH666

I got to hand to you guys,i would be going off the nutter...
Like a week now and no live,shit thank god i love my xbox 360!
Uncharted and metal Gear where the only games i played on ps3 other then that the rest where Meh!

Posted by Ben99

I think I'm gonna ignore the whole thing until it's figured out. I got tired of this news already.

Posted by ges75022
@Ben99: Me too!
Posted by jalhalla

They really haven't done themselves any favours over the last couple of years.
Removing OtherOS was just the start and all their fans are constantly asking for new features for PSN and the XMB, but nothing ever comes.

I personally don't play a lot of multiplayer online, so cross-game chat is the last on my list.

But, not having the XMB being built into games is just stupid really... :/

Rookie mistake when coding.

Edited by harinosho

credit card is maxed out on other things..so even if they tried to use it it'll be bounced.


still i worry about other things..kind.. why am i not really worried about this stuff.. that unnerves somewhats
Posted by xyzygy

I'm going to guess that Sony won't be able to fix this without resetting the whole system. Accounts included.

Edited by Vexxan

Overuse of the words "may" and "possibly" make it seems like shit's gone really bad.

Posted by Pumpkinhead

Thanks a lot Anom...    I'm super happy that all my personal information is out there. 

Posted by harvey_the_pooka

Fucking-A Sony! Fucking-A! Will have to change all my shit now. Thanks a lot!

Posted by behelit

Sony can kiss my ass... I'm going to sell my ps3 and pick up a used one on old firmware.  CFW here I come~

Posted by Sunspots

The funny thing about this whole situation regarding the PSN security breach, at least for me personally is, it started and continues during me moving across town. By the time I have some semblance of normalcy in my new place, I'm sure PSN will be up and running 100%. Fo rme, I really haven't missed anything. I write this as my iPhone is tethered to my laptop, awaiting for the internet guy to do his thing here at the new place. Smartphones FTW.

Posted by mars188

Darn Shame i like my PS3 Alot but with this maybe more 360 i have both systems but i play the PS3 More love the Trophies But this is Bad Bad for Sony Bad''
Posted by Pr1mus

Sony is kinda like EA. Great and varied games but their management and PR is a catastrophe. They have all the resource and talented employees they need to dominate like they did in the PS1 and PS2 days but the suits in management just sabotage everything all the time this gen. And now obviously this.


I've been a fan forever of their games and consoles and while not defending them when they screw up i would just overlook said screw ups and concentrate on what matters, the games. But now this goes beyond just simple bad marketing or stupid Jack Tretton statements or whatever and their consistently poor track record this gen in regards to how they manage their business is appalling.

Hopefully this will be a serious wake up call for them.
Posted by sandwich_adjustment

free playstation 3s for all!

Posted by Tornac

I just got an e-mail saying my personal information has been compromised, and my dad apparently got one too. CRAP!!!