Truly this is all the work of a reincarnated Osama as a systems virus.
" and not a single fuck was given that day "
But but, I was just about to start playing Everquest.Well fuck me sideways.
I can only imagine how bad it would be for the person who hacked the service if/when/should they get caught/found. The amount of damages incurred by this whole thing must be - extremely expensive.
Don't be mean to Sony. Think about how many times she's put out when nobody else would touch you.
Starting to think that geohotz guy might have been on to something. Sony needs to hire more technically competent people and fewer lawyers.
" Wow. Sony is going under after all this. "
Thats the final straw. Fuck sony. If I cant play the facebook game I want im done. Jk. This doesnt affect me in the least. Also unsuprising while they investigate/update servers
" @Dtat said: " Wow. Sony is going under after all this. "Haha. No. No they are not. "
" Wow. Sony is going under after all this. "
At least Sony's issues don't extend to its hardware business.
Didn't they just issue a press release about how none of the SOE services had been compromised as a result of this intrusion? I mean, I can't blame them for putting that information out there at a time when they believed it was true. The amount of relief that washed over their player-base was likely tremendous. But coming back a week later and backpedaling on the statement isn't going to do them any favors.
What a fucking shit show.
Planetside is fucking cool - I had a ton of fun for a long time. I'll totally take a free month of Planetside.
It's going to be nice when all of this shit is over with.
The credit card I registered on PSN expired yesterday. Eat a dick and choke on it, hackers!
Poor Sony, it must really suck to be them right now. This is getting outrageous.
2007 - since most credit cards expire every 2 or 3 years - I assume world wide - none of these would work now?
Yay! That's most likely my credit card in there!
It's pretty shitty when they wait a week to tell anyone that they may have lost credit card info.
Sony wants to share your personal info with everyone
fuck yeah, go america, our shit is safe
America, fuck yeah?
Wait, so the new data...was that encrypted as well?
The fun never ends for Sony these days!
" fuck yeah, go america, our shit is safe "
man, tough times for sony.
This is an outright attack on us, the consumers, Sony's network just happens to be the platform. What a bunch of douchebags. The thing I wonder about most is, who the hell did this? I mean, I'd venture to guess that a large portion of the hacker community also happens to be gamers, wouldn't their info be compromised as well? That's what seems so strange about all this. Couldn't they potentially be putting themselves or friends and people they know at risk.
Oh awesome! My info is probably safe.
Shouldn't have skimped on security, eh?
I wonder if other companies will take notes from this: don't anger hackers
Hackers should be drawn and quartered.
That sucks! SOE, you're crazy for that one.
At least I can be fairly certain Sony's E3 Presentation won't begin with any Kaz Hirai "The next generation doesn't start until we say it does" arrogant dick waving.
I can't remember if I have an account on a SOE, would they e-mail me if I had? and tell me that my info might be stolen?
I wonder how many people are upset that Free Realms isn't working.
Does this include SWG? If so, the entire intrusion has clearly been a nefarious plot by Bioware to smear their competition while TOR looms.
I played SWG for many many months......Europe always got a bad deal from them and it's good to see it continue.
I really hope no one steals all my gear from 2003.
People don't just hack online networks! This isn't just a matter of Sony got unlucky, this is a matter of Sony let a lot of people get screwed do to lack of proper security infrastructure. If this isn't Sony's fault than why is it we never see crap like this happen to Xbox live or Steam? Oh yeah! because they have secure servers! (I'd assume)
This has gone from annoying to rage inducing.
"Have all 20 SOE users been informed of this? "
Seriously though, I sort of feel bad for Sony.
This shit is really getting bad. Wow.
Jeez, what next Sony? C'mon.
@Landru - SOE servers are not directly connected to PSN or the PS3. They are two separate entities. While it is conceivable that the hacking of one could lead to the hacking of the other, there would be no reason to initially assume that would be the case. In fact, it wasn't until last year that SOE became part of SCEA. For many years it was a completely autonomous entity that existed outside of the Playstation brand. What this means is that the hack has effected more Sony networks than previously expected. Shame.
While the card info is preusmably out of date, the Direct Debit info from Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Spain will contain bank account numbers and names and addresses. Identity theft-tastic!Presumably the EU will hit them with some heavy fines for that.
So, if you live in America, good news everyone! Your SOE customer info is probably safe.
" @Dtat said: " Wow. Sony is going under after all this. "Let's not overblow this. Sony doesn't just make video game consoles. This is a pretty big blow to their games division, but this is hardly something that could take the whole company down. "