Sony Playstation Live Hacked

Sony has recently had a press release saying “We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network”.

According to Channel 10 Australia over 22 million accounts have been compromised. The data obtained by the unknown hackers have obtain the 22 million users credit card details, address, date of birth, complete playstation profiles, email address, usernames, passwords, security questions with answers, billing preferences, purchase history, IP address, and more.

Sony says they are “Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full and complete investigation into what happened”. The security breach has caused Sony to take down the Playstation network, and Qriocity temporarily.

The company has adviesed the security breach had taken place on April 17th & 19th 2011.

Sony has advised they are re-building there security precautions and software to prevent this from happening again.

The questions is, why hasn’t sony advised us early? Why advise us over 10 days later? How secure is there systems?

We will update this article when we get updates 🙂

~~~ Updated Thursday April 28th 4:30pm ~~~

Sony has released that ll 77.5+ million accounts have been compromised. There is also reports of people credit cards being maxed out..

Source = Channel 10 Australia & ABC Australia

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  • This is so shocking that Sony playstation accounts are hacked and Sony seems so late to react!!! Man, its difficult to be secure on web nowadays. Thanks for the information.

  • I read about this this morning, I don’t know if you realize how huge this is Sony as of March had 77 million accounts.

  • From what I’ve heard, Sony failed with their security structure on PSN. Their developer network is within the production network, making “money” hacks easy. Additionally, rumors say that passwords and other sensitive information aren’t even encrypted… So it’s totally their fault, not some hacker’s.

    • I agree, they may have some type of encryption set into place, but it might not be as hard to crack. Sony didn’t state that they took encrypted user data or not.

  • Sony going against geohot was a wring move . so they had to pay with this


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