April 26, 2011

Sony Gives Us the Bad News

Well after almost a week with out our beloved Playstation Network, Sony gives us the news. Apparentley it wasn’t Skynet taking over…..my bad. Sony said it was hacked and the hacker or hackers were able to get access to 70 million user profiles. Sony released this statement:

“Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID,” wrote Patrick Seybold, senior director of corporate communications for Sony Computer Entertainment America. “It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address … and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. … While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility.”

Sony also said they are rebuilding and we should start seeing services back online within the week. Nobody has taken credit for the hack, but do you really expect them to? Should be interesting to see where Sony goes from here though. With E3 coming up soon it makes you wonder what kind of impact this will have.

3 comments

  1. ScrotusKilmystr - April 28, 2011 3:39 pm

    woohoo HACK the PLANET, HACK the PLANET!!!! oh wait having a flash back to watching the movie HACKERS que the techno dance club mix…..

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  2. zero_19 - April 28, 2011 9:42 am

    Yea, I agree sony did have it coming.

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  3. thsoundman - April 27, 2011 9:11 pm

    As I’ve mentioned before… sony made a huge mistake fucking with the hacker community. They messed with groups that do these things for fun and not for pay. They don’t realize the people they are fucking with and the fact of the matter is most of these guys in these hacking groups are 10 times smarter then your average person. They don’t care if you try to track them and they know computer systems like the back of their hand.

    While I don’t neccesarily agree with what they are doing I don’t think that this wasn’t a long time coming. I highly doubt the hackers are going to do anything with PSN users information. I suspect that this is just to prove the point that sony is not indestructible and if they continue to pick on the hacking community they are going to suffer the consequences.

    It will be interesting to see if sony backs off after this obvious rolling of their network. Lets see if they learn their lesson.

    On a side note the UK is going to fine Sony 500,000 Euros for loosing it’s countries users infromation and not protecting it.

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