Sony Accounts Compromised - AGAIN!

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#1 Posted by BrainSpecialist (554 posts) -

CNET are reporting that 93,000 accounts were compromised over PSN and SOE. SOE is temporarily down.

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/gamesgear/sony-hacked-again-with-93000-accounts-compromised-50005593/

Sony's suite of online networks has been hacked again, with the catastrophic PSN hack earlier this year is still fresh in gamers' minds. Digital deviants managed to compromise 93,000 accounts across the PlayStation Network, Sony Entertainment Network and Sony Online Entertainment.

Sony acknowledged the breach in a statement, explaining the attack involved intruders "testing a massive set of sign-in IDs and passwords against our network database".

Sony reckons that huge list of sign-in details comprises user lists from other companies who have also been hacked. So the mean old hackers were trying to match details from those lists against Sony's own database.

Sony says attempts to verify customers' usernames and passwords were successful in the case of approximately 60,000 PSN and SEN accounts and 33,000 SOE accounts.

The tech giant says that in cases where hackers were able to match login information, it's shut down those accounts, and a "small fraction of these 93,000 showed additional activity prior to being locked".

If your PSN or SEN account was compromised, Sony says it has sent you an email asking you to securely reset your password. SOE accounts have been temporarily turned off, with users sent email instructions on how to go about getting your service restored.

Oh, Sony. Oh, Sony.

#2 Posted by BrainSpecialist (554 posts) -

This double-posted, wtf?

#3 Posted by Marz (5652 posts) -

this thread has been done before.

#4 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Marz said:
this thread has been done before.
Ya I did one. Got my info from gametrailers which made it sound like another big hackin...it wasnt... 
 
@BrainSpecialist said:

CNET are reporting that 93,000 accounts were compromised over PSN and SOE. SOE is temporarily down.

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/gamesgear/sony-hacked-again-with-93000-accounts-compromised-50005593/

Sony's suite of online networks has been hacked again, with the catastrophic PSN hack earlier this year is still fresh in gamers' minds. Digital deviants managed to compromise 93,000 accounts across the PlayStation Network, Sony Entertainment Network and Sony Online Entertainment.

Sony acknowledged the breach in a statement, explaining the attack involved intruders "testing a massive set of sign-in IDs and passwords against our network database".

Sony reckons that huge list of sign-in details comprises user lists from other companies who have also been hacked. So the mean old hackers were trying to match details from those lists against Sony's own database.

Sony says attempts to verify customers' usernames and passwords were successful in the case of approximately 60,000 PSN and SEN accounts and 33,000 SOE accounts.

The tech giant says that in cases where hackers were able to match login information, it's shut down those accounts, and a "small fraction of these 93,000 showed additional activity prior to being locked".

If your PSN or SEN account was compromised, Sony says it has sent you an email asking you to securely reset your password. SOE accounts have been temporarily turned off, with users sent email instructions on how to go about getting your service restored.

Oh, Sony. Oh, Sony.

Go to the official blog. It explains it much more. 
#5 Posted by Branthog (5562 posts) -

Man, you're at least a couple days late on this news.
 
Also, it's not likely a huge deal. People are idiots and use simple passwords and almost always dictionary passwords. If you go to any service with almost 100,000,000 accounts and just run through every one trying the password "password", you'll probably access at least 100,000 of them. That isn't a failure of anyone but the dumb users (although, to be fair, it's the responsibility of the person running the service to enforce strong passwords by requiring programmatically that a password be of at least a certain length, contain at least a mix of certain characters, and not be found in a dictionary).

#6 Posted by BrainSpecialist (554 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man: Ah right, I've been out of the loop. :/

#7 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

@BrainSpecialist: Your stupid, read what you want to post BEFORE you post it.

#8 Posted by BrainSpecialist (554 posts) -

@McShank: Que?

#9 Posted by EuanDewar (4922 posts) -

#10 Posted by Sign (291 posts) -

Try again champ. Nothing was hacked at all.

#11 Posted by BrainSpecialist (554 posts) -

@Sign: I didn't write hacked, I wrote 'compromised'. Somewhat different.

#12 Posted by Virago (2486 posts) -

Yeah, it seems like it got under control pretty quick? Or at least only "one tenth of one tenth of a percent" of PSN users' information was... infiltrated? What's the right word here? I guess "compromised" will work. Poor Sony.

#13 Posted by Kasswara (178 posts) -

@BrainSpecialist said:

CNET are reporting that 93,000 accounts were compromised over PSN and SOE. SOE is temporarily down.

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/gamesgear/sony-hacked-again-with-93000-accounts-compromised-50005593/

Sony reckons that huge list of sign-in details comprises user lists from other companies who have also been hacked. So the mean old hackers were trying to match details from those lists against Sony's own database.

Sony says attempts to verify customers' usernames and passwords were successful in the case of approximately 60,000 PSN and SEN accounts and 33,000 SOE accounts.

Oh, Sony. Oh, Sony.

You do realize Sony had nothing to do with this, right? The hackers hacked other sites and were able to match usernames and passwords to Sony's database.

TL;DR Don't use the same password and username in every site you register in.

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