Multiple Sony servers attacked, again

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  1. TLSS_N
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    TLSS_N Who is John Galt?

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    Sony has noted tonight that they have locked down 93,000
    user accounts after a new security breach.





    Hackers "using very large sets of sign-in IDs and passwords" gained access to 60,000 PSN accounts and 33,000 Sony Online Entertainment accounts.

    The attacks occurred throughout the weekend, notes Sony, and affected "less than one-tenth of 1 percent" of all PSN and SOE accounts.

    While the hackers did manage to verify sign-in IDs and passwords, credit card info and other personal data were never at risk.

    Says Sony Chief Information Security Officer Philip Reitinger (via Cnet)

    "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."

    Making matter worse, the compromised accounts also "showed additional activity prior to being locked," likely meaning unauthorized purchases were made.



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    Ah, sony. When will you ever learn?
     


  2. tommzy2

    tommzy2 Advanced Member

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    when will they ever learn what? these fucking hackers shouldn't be hacking. it's not sony's fault.
     
  3. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    It's ok, they got HD. ^_^

    Seriously tho, give them a break already. :sleep:
     
  4. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

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    Lol, they really hate Sony. Glad I never bothered renewing my PSN account after the first debacle.
     
  5. bowser

    bowser Mwa ha ha ha!

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    I'm actually starting to feel sorry for Sony.

    The hackers should lay off.
     
  6. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    go lulzsec! :creep:
     
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  7. HaniKazmi

    HaniKazmi GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Thi was probably Ids stolen from another place , and then tried here in the off chance they were the same, hence the low success rate.
     
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  8. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

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    Does this mean more free games?
    I will pretend I am really angry but really I just want free games and I will be all happy.
     
  9. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

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    Sony America needs to learn (I'm still eyeing on you tretton)

    Just kidding.

    But seriously, this is too much.
     
  10. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

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    Brute forcing? If that's the case, is this really considered hacking in this time and age? But nevertheless people should already find new things to do..


    -Qtis
     
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  11. TheDarkSeed

    TheDarkSeed I'm a pretentious sack of shit

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    I guess there are still people that have a chip on their shoulder for what they did to Geohot maybe?
     
  12. Thesolcity

    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    Hey look! They did something this time. :P
     
  13. gloweyjoey

    gloweyjoey who??

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    They essentially took a database stolen from other site/s and tried all the username and passwords on PSN. Only 0.1% matched.
     
  14. Raiser

    Raiser I am mad scientist.

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    Seems this may not be Sony's fault. Fuck off please, bandwagon haters.
     
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  15. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

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    Hey everyone, can we put more anger onto Sony or something because at this rate free games looks unlikely.
    Lets all say something like, well they should of monitored the security of these other sources or something like that.
    Or we can beg Sony to sew them and then complain when they do.
    It may not look like it but i'm actually helping Sony by making their fans more happy because they get free games.
     
  16. gokujr1000

    gokujr1000 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    People must really hate Sony to constantly hack them like this...
     
  17. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

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    They're a company, what do you expect.
     
  18. gokujr1000

    gokujr1000 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I don't expect anything.

    EDIT: Except good Games...
     
  19. Rizsparky

    Rizsparky Saiyan Prince

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    poor sony. and firegrey why dont you buy games instead of wanting freebies?
     
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  20. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Sony's new theme song.

    [yt]dTAAsCNK7RA[/yt]

    At least it's small and contained... for now.