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.