Damn that Anonymous! They truly are legion!
This is a perfect example why Xbox Live is better. One of those reasons, better protection, as you get what you pay for.
Changed all passwords online, just hope it doesnt get my credit card number. This is fucked up and Sony better do something good for us. Maybe free Plus accounts for a month or something?
LOL I feel sorry for anyone who sold there XBOX 360 after red rings saying "well i wont have to deal with this when I buy a ps3" XD
" So, is this going to affect only PS3 users, or do the people who bought things from the PSP's online store also need to worry? If it goes that far, I'll be needing to give my brother a call shortly. "Oh crap... good point, I also bought stuff from the PSP online store
I need to change my password on my PS3... This sucks...
GG Sony. GG.
Fuck you, hackers.
You know one of the sighs where you puff your cheeks out ... I just did like 3 of those.
Its astounding how badly Sony has mangled the PR aspect of this.
Yes, I just read this whole thread. I can only hope my comment doesn't get swallowed up in the nonsense. This news is certainly upsetting.
I don't how some of you think you can specifically point out Sony's fault for the intrusion such as "encryption" --thats your own speculation. We don't know the facts of how the intrusion took place and probably never will. Hell what if it was an inside job?
It's easy to criticize Sony for a long silence, which is valid to me given this recent update.
But I think we should remember they had a massive corporate restructuring related to the tsunami, just settled the hotz stuff, experienced external attacks on websites, had their new firmware hacked, allowed for portal 2 cross play with pc/steam linking and launched the cloud save service.
" @damswedon said:Not necessarily... No encryption means some info is readable without further process (using a program specific for the data files or such) and without having to break any password. CC numbers and passwords are usually encrypted, while addresses or emails are not." @KaosAngel said:The news story on ArsTechnica and Reddit said it was right. They don't BS with that kind of stuff. They said there was no encryption on the user information...so that means it must've been a .txt file. "" Who the fuck puts user information as a .txt file? "Wait is that true? "
This sucks big time. ugh
Why should this be what we worry about most, it is extremely easy to find peoples address and birthdays if you put your mind to it.
" You guys should be worried about your address and birthdate not credit card information, as I said earlier. "
Also, they waited a week before breaking this news to us. WTF, Sony?!
" maybe it is time to switch to the xbox. how does sony keep fucking stuff up like this? "Because they are a clueless company that has utterly no idea as to how the PlayStation brand was ever successful.
Shit. I'd say that this makes me glad that I don't own a PS3, but I still want to play all those cool games.
" IT ONLYDOESIDENTITY THEFT! "Well played, sir.
Which I take to mean, er assuming they has enough disk space that their end, yes.
Q.6 Does that mean all users’ information was compromised? Tell us more in details of what personal information leaked.
In terms of possibility, yes. We believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state/province, zip or postal code), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password, login, password security answers, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data may have been obtained, including purchase history and billing address (city, state/province, zip or postal code). If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, it is possible that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may also have been obtained.
Nothing is un-hackable, especially the PSN. The only group I blame for this are the hackers as no matter how secure Sony's system was if they wanted that information bad enough they were going to get it.
"It was the easter break, cut them some slack
Also, they waited a week before breaking this news to us. WTF, Sony?!"
So does this mean people will actually start to care how when a black kid steals a CD from FYE he faces jail time, absurd fines, and a "record" that will ruin his chances of ever advancing in life, while some white kid that builds explosives in his parents garage and spends his days threatening to kill 11 year old girls on myspace until they send him naked pictures and then threatens to show said pictures to her parents unless they meet him in person... steals 10,000 albums of MP3s and gets a mere "don't ever tamper with security systems again" slap on the wrist?
God fucking dammit. Well, I have some passwords that need to be changed now.
" @Make_Me_Mad said:They share the same infrastructure... If I had to guess, I would say: yes." So, is this going to affect only PS3 users, or do the people who bought things from the PSP's online store also need to worry? If it goes that far, I'll be needing to give my brother a call shortly. "Oh crap... good point, I also bought stuff from the PSP online store "
Why were the passwords not encrypted ? Seriously, basic web forum software encrypts passwords. This is much worse than I expected. Do we know if they secured access to card numbers ?
Can anyone else login or see the login screen? It says the servers are down for maintenance but I just want to see how many letters my password was.
"599 U.S. Dollars"
"So here's this giant enemy crab"
Sony's hosting provider belittled Anonymous' cyber-attack as "medium strength," and something that only "annoyed our network engineers."
"Unencrypted txt.files for PSN user information"
"Credit Card information "possibly" obtained"
"Anybody want to buy a PS Tablet? It can play PSONE games if you give us your CC number"
Wow sony, wow. Not only have people now access to all our details from passwords to addresses to birth dates and so on, also the security question you answered. Identity theft for all PSN users ahoy. I am really happy that I got a new credit card about a month ago and never got to use the new one on psn.
"While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility." Yeah fuck you sony, guess that means that has been stolen to. Great to wait 6 days before warning people of this too.
It was the easter break, cut them some slack "Yes, because Sony are children in school and not one of the biggest companies in the world.
"Well, assuming that Valve used their OpenID implementation, they should at worst have your Steam username and/or Steam Community name (in other words, little more than you give to Giant Bomb for achievement scraping purposes). Of course, it's probably wise to change your Steam password regardless, especially if it's the same as your PSN password.WAIT. Do you think they have access to your Steam info through Portal 2? If they do...goddammit.."
Fallens post is the only sensible one in here
the poop hits the fan in 3...2.....
Good thing my credit card information had already expired and I was too lazy to add my new one. Though I'm still not too comfortable about the hackers being able to see my other personal information. I just hope that Sony can hurry up and fix this crap up already.
While the rate at which they responded was inconvenient...to say the least. Like many other people in this thread think of it this way. You are SONY. You live in a nice house. Then one day you get ROBBED!!!!!! Who is to blame? You for not buying that shotgun? Your wife did in fact tell you she was afraid you'd shoot the kids (e.g. PSP). Or the Robber for deciding that he could blow through your metal door with some TNT? Or, is it a combination of the two? I say it's a combination, and though it is fun to hate on a corporation such as SONY, you need to realize they didn't will it to happen, nor did they invite the hacker to "test" their network. Shit happens. Take the necessary steps to prevent any harm to yourself, cancel your credit cards. Call your bank, etc...
This to me is the most disturbing aspect of the whole situation and shakes my faith in Sony much more than their poor security. I mean seriously, they can shut down PSN instantly without warning when they think someone's getting something off of them for free, but it takes almost a week for them to let us know this?
" It might have been a smart move to let people know that their personal information, possibly including credit card info, had been stolen as soon as it happened. Waiting 5 days before telling anyone about it is amazingly dumb. "
What a monumental screw up.
Hopefully those intruders die a painful,painful death.
" @Fallen189 said:You are aware that Easter is one of the biggest religous events on the Christian calendar right? Or are you just ignorantIt was the easter break, cut them some slack "Yes, because Sony are children in school and not one of the biggest companies in the world. "
Dude, what the hell, Sony. Seriously. What the hell. Screw the hackers and screw Sony. This sucks.
Kind of fucked up that even if you wanted to change your password, you can't, you can't even sign on, on the site currently.
You are aware that Easter is one of the biggest religous events on the Christian calendar right? Or are you just ignorant "I think we'll have to label me as an ignorant.
The amount if idiotic fanboy drivel in these comments is disgusting. I mean come the fuck on, this is 2011! I thought we were past the console wars bullshit.
How are you supposed to change your password and other info if you can't even get into the system?
even as a Sony fanboy its hard to defend Sony its completely unacceptable. I'm glad I just bought psn card to refill my account. This a a major set back for Sony to say the least. what a shame