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.


  1. 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.

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

    Yea, I agree sony did have it com­ing.

  3. 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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