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93,000 PSN accounts compromised in attempted attack
34 minutes ago - 10:01 PM on 10.11.2011 | Jim Sterling

Sony has announced that a new attempt to attack the PlayStation Network has put a relatively small percentage of accounts at risk. 93,000 users (less than one tenth of one percent) spanning PSN, SEN and SOE may be at risk, and while no serious threat is detected, everybody's being encouraged to update their login details.

Credit cards are said to not be at risk.

"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," stated security officer Philip Reitinger. "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."

If you are one of the people whose login attempts did not fail, Sony will require you to reset your password. If you're in the greater majority who got away scot-free, you've very little to worry about. Nevertheless, this is a bit of a sad reminder that our personal details are all still at risk, wherever we go.

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.

We want to take this opportunity to remind our consumers about the increasingly common threat of fraudulent activity online, as well as the importance of having a strong password and having a username/password combination that is not associated with other online services or sites. We encourage you to choose unique, hard-to-guess passwords and always look for unusual activity in your account.

http://www.destructoid.com/93-000-psn-accounts-compromised-in-attempted-attack-213531.phtml
 

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Jesus.
 

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This figures, it was only a matter of time. They are really going to have to make it up to their customers, again. Sony is lucky that it is a free service otherwise they would be under so, so much heat.

I just checked my accounts and I am lucky- everything is good, thus far.
 

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This is exactly why I use prepaid Credit Cards to purchase things off of PSN. I shouldn't have to do this, but after the first major hacking I decided that it is better safe than sorry.
 

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lol at all the xbox fan boys.. no one talks about when in 06 live was hacked and a shit ton of personal info was stolen..

Hacking happens all the time and not just to sony.. Credit Card companies got hacked and private info was taken and nothing free was given.. so stop your bitching.. and if your worried about your credit card info, just don't put it on psn
 

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I still want an xbox compared to ps3.... I mean, if im paying for a service im gonna be careful and except these risks. Xbox can be hacked, Ps3 can be hacked, online banking can.... and the list goes on.
At least thats my take on it.
 

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I dont leave my credit card info saved on my account anyways, I always have to manually enter it, therefore it's not left about incase something like this happened. My accounts fine anyway, thankfully :D
 

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trolololol I have a PS3 and just use the redeemable vouchers I buy in the store, lol if i got hacked...oh no the3 hackers took off with my old email and 7 pence on my account 8*D
 
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