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News 93,000 Sony accounts accessed by hackers

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 Oct 2011.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. User-sam

    User-sam "Rare!"

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    No comment...
     
  3. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Oh, good, Sony compromised again. :rolleyes:

    And after all their careful additions to their EULA about "you can't sue us for..."
     
  4. 3lusive

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    2011 = public relations disaster for Sony
     
  5. cjoyce1980

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    lessions haven't been learned yet i see
     
  6. towelie

    towelie How do I Internet!!

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    Did this really happen again? Even after they appointed a new security chief this stinks of inside job.Either that or there security polices and audits are a f***ing shame.What are they running a 20 year old unpatched Firewall. No IDS?
    I almost feel bad for them but we don't know all the details.
     
  7. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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  8. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Truecrypt those file FFS
     
  9. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    You need better security arrangements Sony. Good thing I have no card details saved on my PSN account :).
     
  10. baronvongogo

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    I'm sure I read somewhere cant find what website now... that Sony was not hacked again but that they detected a large amount of accounts being accessed. They then disabled those accounts and people affected are getting asked to change their passwords.
     
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  12. towelie

    towelie How do I Internet!!

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    Quote from the site Baronvongogo linked.

    "Late last night Sony's Chief Information Security Officer, Philip Reitinger, released a statement on the PlayStation Blog informing users that Sony detected a massive hacking attempt. According to Sony, the hackers obtained a large amount of user data from other companies or websites. The hackers were attempting to sign-in to numerous accounts using ID and password pairs, and while the overwhelming majority of the pairs resulted in failed matching attempts there were still approximately 93 thousand accounts (globally) in which the hackers succeeded."
     
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  13. baronvongogo

    baronvongogo New Member

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    hackers obtained a large amount of user data from other companies or websites.

    I was just pointing out that PSN was not hacked though as was the case last time. User details where taken from other sources and they did detect the hacking attempt and with a lot of failed login attempts probably just had email addresses and using random password generator.
     
  14. yassarikhan786

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    ^^That's good to hear. I bet the people who did get hacked had their passwords as 'password' lol.
     
  15. enciem

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    Everyone knows by now it's insecure to use such a password. Now they've all upgraded to password 01.

    Damn it! Gotta change all my passwords now, 02 sounds good.
     
  16. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    ^^Lol. I use my own name :).
     
  17. Eggy

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    For a tech site I would at least hope that news is reported correctly and we do not have to depend on users to correct it.
     
  18. Raijin

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    And Sony's crappy security protocols fail again! Is anyone even remotely surprised by this? I'm laughing.
     
  19. ecviper

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    i might have been one of those that tried to log-in a few times but failed as I forgot my password. usually have it on auto sign-in so had a couple of tries before getting it correct when i had to manually re-enter it.
     
  20. Farfalho

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    BT, any comments about the info posted here about the fact that the Sony wasn't hacked directly?
     
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