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#346229 - 04/26/11 05:07 PM Sony Playstation Network Hacked
BlueJays1 Offline
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We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network," Patrick Seybold, senior director of corporate communications for Sony Computer Entertainment of America, wrote on the official Playstation Blog today.

Among the possible information stolen:
Name
Address (city, state, zip)
Country
Email address
Birthdate
PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login and handle/PSN online ID.

There is no evidence that credit card data was taken, Seybold writes, but they company cannot rule out that possibility.

" 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," he wrote.

Sony is encouraging users to be especially aware of potential phishing scams from people using email, phone calls and mail to try and extract more personal or sensitive information from you. Sony also is strongly recommending that you change you password once you're able to log back into the Playstation Network.

"To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, we encourage you to remain vigilant, to review your account statements and to monitor your credit reports," Seybold wrote


http://ca.gizmodo.com/5795923/sony-comes-clean-playstation-network-hackers-have-stolen-personal-data
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#346230 - 04/26/11 05:18 PM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: BlueJays1]
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I've been following this too. Fun, fun, fun.
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#346240 - 04/26/11 06:28 PM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: ClubNeon]
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Sony has been coy up to this point, though typical of most companies. Companies are always afraid to admit things like credit card breaches until instances of complaints about fraudulent charges start creeping up.

This has the potential of a MASSIVE security breach that could really do damage to Sony.

I prefer the 360 so I don't own a PS3 but if I did use my credit card on PSN network I would take the following safe guards today!

1) Cancel my existing card today.
2) Change email password that is tied to PSN account
3) Call Sony support and inquire how to deal with changing the ID/Password - can you do anything to the account at this moment while the service is offline?
4) Keep an eye out for any phishing attempts through email.
5) Get a 360 and wait for Gears 3. smile
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#346242 - 04/26/11 06:35 PM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: BlueJays1]
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So did anyone get an actual email from Sony w/ the details? I see posts all over the web today but nothing directly from Sony.

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#346249 - 04/26/11 07:43 PM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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This has been Sony's only official statement so far: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/26/update-on-playstation-network-and-qriocity/ (was linked to at the end of that article) They said e-mails will be coming.

As of right now, there's no way to change the details of the compromised account.

This is the third large company to have compromised my details. I've never seen anything come from the others, but I'm pretty weary of everything anyway.
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#346254 - 04/26/11 08:14 PM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: ClubNeon]
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If Sony is admitting that they are going to be sending out emails about this, be wary of phishing attempts as this would be a perfect opportunity for the hackers (since Sony has admitted they have your email address) to take advantage of. Companies will never ask for things like account details or "verifying account" through personal information, passwords, CC numbers unsolicited through email.
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#346266 - 04/26/11 09:22 PM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: BlueJays1]
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Here in Japan the network shut down on monday afternoon. That sucks coz I was kinda addicted to Killzone 3. LOL Can't wait to play again.
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#346279 - 04/26/11 10:29 PM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: Ichigo_Kurosaki]
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Well, if you use a common password tied for things like your PSN account, email and gosh knows what else people do like banking/paypal etc I wouldn't be worried about playing Killzone but changing passwords.
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#346282 - 04/26/11 10:47 PM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: BlueJays1]
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I don't use my ps3 for banking and I guess that the ps3 browser can't log on paypal website. Since I didn't hook up any credit card I am not a bit concerned. I only buy money on psn cards. Lucky me. smile
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#346285 - 04/26/11 10:49 PM Re: Sony Playstation Network Hacked [Re: BlueJays1]
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You can't change any account settings mentioned unless you go online, which you cannot do now. You can of course cancel the credit card that's linked to the account if you choose.
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