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.
Posted on October 12, 2011, in gaming, ps3, technology and tagged new attack on ps3, new ps3 network hacked, ps3 hacks, psn accounts stolen, PSN hacked, psn hacks, sony gets hacked again, sony hacks. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.