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Multiple Sony servers attacked, again

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Oct 2011 2:04 User comments (4)

Multiple Sony servers attacked, again Sony has noted tonight that they have locked down 93,000 user accounts after a new security breach.
Hackers "using very large sets of sign-in IDs and passwords" gained access to 60,000 PSN accounts and 33,000 Sony Online Entertainment accounts.

The attacks occurred throughout the weekend, notes Sony, and affected "less than one-tenth of 1 percent" of all PSN and SOE accounts.

While the hackers did manage to verify sign-in IDs and passwords, credit card info and other personal data were never at risk.

Says Sony Chief Information Security Officer Philip Reitinger (via Cnet):

In this case, given that the data tested against our network consisted of sign-in ID-password pairs, and that the overwhelming majority of the pairs resulted in failed matching attempts, it is likely the data came from another source and not from our Networks.

Making matter worse, the compromised accounts also "showed additional activity prior to being locked," likely meaning unauthorized purchases were made.

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4 user comments

112.10.2011 2:46

here we go again

212.10.2011 3:23

That will be the sold off data getting used now by the people who have bought it from anonymous.

Also be interesting to see what this guy gets from this as the cops will be pulling up to people's places any day now.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Oct 2011 @ 3:26

312.10.2011 10:41

At 1:44, that should say it all

"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

412.10.2011 15:31

Originally posted by plutonash:
At 1:44, that should say it all
HAHA! I can relate to that vid. Thx

Forza Juve!!

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