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    Default Sony PSN Network HACKED AGAIN...

    Sony has issued a statement regarding a breach of the PlayStation Network which occurred last night. Officially 93,000 accounts globally have been compromised, however, Sony wasted no time and these accounts were immediately locked. Sony’s Information Security Officer Philip Reitinger addressed the incident on the PS Blog, see what he has to say below.

    http://www.lensoftruth.com/sony-netw...s-compromised/

    We want to let you know that we have detected attempts on Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment (“Networks”) services to test a massive set of sign-in IDs and passwords against our network database. These attempts appear to include a large amount of data obtained from one or more compromised lists from other companies, sites or other sources. 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. We have taken steps to mitigate the activity.

    Less than one tenth of one percent (0.1%) of our PSN, SEN and SOE audience may have been affected. There were approximately 93,000 accounts globally (PSN/SEN: approximately 60,000 accounts; SOE: approximately 33,000) where the attempts succeeded in verifying those accounts’ valid sign-in IDs and passwords, and we have temporarily locked these accounts. Only a small fraction of these 93,000 accounts showed additional activity prior to being locked. We are currently reviewing those accounts for unauthorized access, and will provide more updates as we have them. Please note, if you have a credit card associated with your account, your credit card number is not at risk. We will work with any users whom we confirm have had unauthorized purchases made to restore amounts in the PSN/SEN or SOE wallet.

    As a preventative measure, we are requiring secure password resets for those PSN/SEN accounts that had both a sign-in ID and password match through this attempt. If you are in the small group of PSN/SEN users who may have been affected, you will receive an email from us at the address associated with your account that will prompt you to reset your password.

    Similarly, the SOE accounts that were matched have been temporarily turned off. If you are among the small group of affected SOE customers, you will receive an email from us at the address associated with your account that will advise you on next steps in order to validate your account credentials and have your account turned back on.
    Not as big as the one just back in April, but it still sucks if you're one of the 93,000.

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    lol I am not disappointed that I sold off my PS3 last month...
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    What do these people have against Sony?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dupersuper View Post
    What do these people have against Sony?
    Well, according to the hackers that were arrested for the last attempt, they believe that Sony's run by corporate scum that are trying to rob us of our money and all of that self-entitled hippy trash. And obviously robbing OTHER people of their money is contributive to the good of the online community.

    Hypocritical bastards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len Ikari145 View Post
    Well, according to the hackers that were arrested for the last attempt, they believe that Sony's run by corporate scum that are trying to rob us of our money and all of that self-entitled hippy trash. And obviously robbing OTHER people of their money is contributive to the good of the online community.

    Hypocritical bastards.
    I love the theory that a company should be punished for attempting to make money.
    It's an easy thing to ascribe too when you live in your moms house at 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len Ikari145 View Post
    Well, according to the hackers that were arrested for the last attempt, they believe that Sony's run by corporate scum that are trying to rob us of our money and all of that self-entitled hippy trash. And obviously robbing OTHER people of their money is contributive to the good of the online community.

    Hypocritical bastards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sHayden View Post
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    Sony...again ? Really ?

    People still playing their games online are pretty brave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Castel View Post
    Sony...again ? Really ?

    People still playing their games online are pretty brave.
    If you want to take that kind of attitude then going outside ( makes your credit cards open to scanners to copy them ), paying for something with a credit card ( unscrupulous employees ), hell you're on the internet right now.

    You're in danger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Transient Guest View Post
    If you want to take that kind of attitude then going outside ( makes your credit cards open to scanners to copy them ), paying for something with a credit card ( unscrupulous employees ), hell you're on the internet right now.

    You're in danger.
    I have the ultimate defense against credit card fraud:

    I have no credit card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Transient Guest View Post
    If you want to take that kind of attitude then going outside ( makes your credit cards open to scanners to copy them ), paying for something with a credit card ( unscrupulous employees ), hell you're on the internet right now.

    You're in danger.
    Ask to these 90 000 people what they think about it right now.

    Playing Sony's game is not just taking a risk, it's simply giving your bank information directly to pirates.

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    That's why they shouldn't use their credit cards and instead a simple debit card or something besides the obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    I love the theory that a company should be punished for attempting to make money.
    It's an easy thing to ascribe too when you live in your moms house at 30.
    Because anything any company does to make money obviously puts them in the moral right, because they are there to make money.


    Which isn't to say that the hackers are in the right, but way to break things down into overly simplistic either/or situations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneGold View Post
    Because anything any company does to make money obviously puts them in the moral right, because they are there to make money.


    Which isn't to say that the hackers are in the right, but way to break things down into overly simplistic either/or situations.
    It's a good thing i was talking about hackers who steal peoples information and then use their hate of evil corporations as justification, isn't it?

    Although, the stupid hippies he refered too would probably try to justify the hackers actions by saying society made them into assholes.

    Edit: Not every situation is complex, they stole users info and said it was because Sony is a bad company.
    That's bullshit and faulty logic anyway you shake it, they stole peoples info to punish the company, which means they don't care about the people, who are apprently being harmed by Sony
    . No, they stole it because they wanted too steal it, theres no deeper thought behind it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    It's a good thing i was talking about hackers who steal peoples information and then use their hate of evil corporations as justification, isn't it?
    And it's a far better thing for me that you took it to a broader abstract at that point.

    And let's remember, this whole thing didn't start from "Sony's making money," it was from "Sony's suing a dude for modifying something he bought from Sony." Which doesn't give proper justification for hacking accounts (unless you're in a mindset of by having a Sony account, you are feeding the enemy, and therefor culpable, but I don't remember anyone ever posting that), but it provides a little more specific motive beyond "Damn capitalists!"
    The Punisher: I’m going to cauterize your rectum, sealing it shut, so when you turn those delicious Pink Pants™ Fruit Pies into waste products the bilirubin in your feces will leach into your bloodstream and you’ll die screaming! And I’ll watch while having sex with this grateful prostitute!

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    In other words, what StoneGold said.
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