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.
" 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.
Looks like Valve backed the wrong horse in this race.
" @SnapstacleHaha that guy is a genius! How about giving me your credit card? I need to make some purchases.I'd still rather have my identity stolen than pay for XBL. Just sayinI think that's a dumb statement. "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.
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'.
I guess I'm buying all my PSN stuff through Amazon now. Not going to risk this happening again.
" @gunstarhero said:I haven't gotten an e-mail yet. Do you think they are e-mailing say US users first?" 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. "
" 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.
Flipped out when I read this:
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.
I just want to play online again. :U
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.
" 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.
It took near financial ruin and company meltdown, but we might finally get to change our PSN IDs!
Forbes website has stated that this breach could cost sony billions of dollar http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/04/26/technology-specialized-consumer-services-us-sony-playstation-credit-cards-warning_8436469.html
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.
PSN Hackers suck!!
" 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.
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.
Well... not buying anymore Sony products now. >:(
Meh, I still like Uncharted, Infamous, and Metal Gear way better than any Halo or Gears of War. So I'll stick with Sony..
"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
Thats BULLSHIT SONY.... T_T god F'in DAMN
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.
" 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.
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!
I think I'm gonna ignore the whole thing until it's figured out. I got tired of this news already.
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.
credit card is maxed out on other things..so even if they tried to use it it'll be bounced.
I'm going to guess that Sony won't be able to fix this without resetting the whole system. Accounts included.
Overuse of the words "may" and "possibly" make it seems like shit's gone really bad.
Thanks a lot Anom... I'm super happy that all my personal information is out there.
Fucking-A Sony! Fucking-A! Will have to change all my shit now. Thanks a lot!
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~
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.
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.
free playstation 3s for all!
I just got an e-mail saying my personal information has been compromised, and my dad apparently got one too. CRAP!!!