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Sony PS2 Network security Breach


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#1 boopme

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:30 PM

Hackers accessed personal details on 77 million users,they stole names, addresses and possibly credit card details

This is a huge data breach and the clients who have called are really upset, not just because of the data breach but it looks like Sony sat on information for as much as five days,"

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Loyal PlayStation gamers are threatening to ditch Sony Corp after it disclosed that personal information for some 77 million user accounts was stolen from its computer systems in one of the biggest-ever data breaches.

Sony gamers threaten to leave after hack

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:42 AM

If it can happen to Sony, then it can happen to any company.


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Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:18 AM

Based from i've read and watched a group of hackers call Anonymous are responsible for this.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 04:08 PM

They have said that they did not do this, "for once we didnt do it" was there statement to the public...

BTW you accidently put ps2 instead of PSN in the title.

Edited by computerxpds, 28 April 2011 - 05:13 PM.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:48 PM

I've been keeping abreast of this situation by going through Sony's blog, and it sounds as though the hacker or hackers only got a little bit of data.

Here's the blog if anyone's interested:
http://blog.us.playstation.com/

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:18 PM

surprisingly enough, microsoft doesnt earn the most insecure award this year. . .I will say this, ya this can happen to anyone, but seriously sony? you didnt even bother to encrypt it? DOH.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 07:13 AM

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My friends: Why don't you buy a new system like a PlayStation 3. You call yourself a gamer and don't even own one console, please.

I use to own consoles, but I switched solely to pc gaming eventually.

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My friends: WTF!!! The PSN was hacked a week ago and we're JUST NOW finding out. #%$@*%&#!!! I used my moms credit card on that, I'm dead!!!

Me: Tough break dudes. I'm safe btw, :P

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 10:51 AM

I do have a PSN account, but I didn't enter a credit card number. Rather, the only thing I used it for was to download a freebie for preordering a game.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:13 AM

http://gizmodo.com/#!5796962/geohot-i-sure-am-glad-i-dont-have-a-psn-account-about-now

I heard an idea the other day of a way to not have to use your credit card on stuff like this. Go to Wal-Mart, buy a pre-paid "gift card", and use that number to pay for stuff online. Yeah, it's not as convenient, but if that number is stolen, they won't get very far with it.
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 11:28 AM

@ KeyboardNinja NOW THAT MAKES CENTS!!! :thumbup2:

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:17 PM

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 06:25 PM

I find Sony very negligent and not giving a sh~~ about its customers. Well, Sony and all other internet commerce sites are going to suffer big time when people get fed up and STOP odering anything on line. Would love to see the whole internet business boom collapse. Internet companies obviously cannot be trusted with personal information. Since the data breach at Sony and other companies recently, I am getting bombarded with spam but it could be worse. If my Sony Playststion was still within Best Buy's 90 day return policy, I wouldn't hesistate to return it.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:31 PM

SR8031,

Banks have lost hard drives with far greater details then any online sites can garner up. Also major companies have also lost laptops with personal information on it. Look up the Veterans Affairs, and Bank of America with this regard. Humas are very incapable of building programs without exploits. Also It has not hampered me from buying things online, because getting things online is a very efficient way to shop for things.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 09:28 PM

Heh, it also seems that Sony was storing data in plaintext format. :blink:
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 09:40 PM

Heh, it also seems that Sony was storing data in plaintext format. :blink:



What makes you think that?




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