Sony Gets Hacked Again

Sony has recently locked down tens of thousands of accounts for its PlayStation Network (PSN), Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) and the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN), after detecting large amounts of sign-in attempts using different combinations of passwords and IDs.

The company said on Wednesday that the tests of various user ID and password combinations had mostly failed, meaning “it is likely the data came from another source”, rather than from Sony’s networks. However, around 93,000 attempts succeeded, and Sony has now “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,” Sony chief information security officer Philip Reitinger wrote in a blog post.

The company also stated that if you have a credit card associated with your PSN account, you are safe and your card is not at risk.


About Techtonicc

I am currently a 21 year old Junior in college majoring in Information Systems assurance and security. I am from Arlington Heights, IL. I love all types of technology so I enjoy my fair share of video games, building/fixing computers, programming, and writing on my tech blog, Techtonicc.

Posted on October 12, 2011, in gaming, ps3, technology and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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