Sony PSN offline until next week, user accounts compromised

By Matthew ยท 97 replies
Apr 26, 2011
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  1. As you've undoubtedly heard, Sony's PlayStation Network was taken offline last week following a security breach. Sony remained incredibly quiet about the matter through the weekend, but with mounting pressure from gamers, the company has finally released an official explanation. According to a post on the PlayStation blog, Sony discovered that between April 17 and 19, certain PSN and Qriocity account details were compromised in a network intrusion.

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  2. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    Sony is going to have to do something big to make up for this because i have a feeling a-lot of people will not be trusting them with any more information.
  3. chaboi390

    chaboi390 TS Rookie Posts: 83

    Oh great. even if i can't seem to play online atm, my whole credit card details as well my address is stolen by some punk. DAM IT!!!
  4. I'm glad i have a credit freeze on all 3 bureaus to help protect myself when this cr@p happens. I just hope it's enough to help protect myself. I can almost guaranteed ANON is behind it, they won't admit it because it'll mean a deeper and harder investigation from FBI and put them at risk from getting caught if they take credit. Hope they get caught and get butt rape in prison.

    It'll be interesting to see how sony rebounds to this.
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Now my mother is going to have to change her maiden name. Thanks Sony!
  6. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +344

    On the bright side, at least PS3 users are thinking rationally about what effect this data breach could have on them;

    Link to the quote below
  7. dotVezz

    dotVezz TS Booster Posts: 112

    Wow. Sony, just gotta say, you guys are awesome. I mean, this is the best PR stunt, like, EVER! (SARCASM)
  8. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413

  9. What is wrong with you guys!!!!!!
    The Playstation Network is hacked!!
    You guys that work for the Playstation Network should arrest the hacker and turn the Playstation Network back online!!!!!!
  10. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +344

    [fanboy]Guest said:
    What is wrong with you guys!!!!!!
    The Playstation Network is hacked!!
    You guys that work for the Playstation Network should arrest the hacker and turn the Playstation Network back online!!!!!![/fanboy]
  11. This is the funny part about this screw up.... The first day it was taken offline they said "it should take a day or two." Two days pass, no psn.... Than it said it will be back online on tuesday, now it says wednesday... WHEN SONY!!!
  12. MasterNate365

    MasterNate365 TS Rookie

    Okay, This has really pissed me off now, I had 3 active credit cards linked to my account, I also had my home address registered, If ANY of this goes towards getting me cloned and defrauded, Sony is going to have a LOT of f*cking work to do to pay me back!!!
  13. Hey, how about we all buy xbox360's, and let sony lose buissness!!!!! OH YEAH
    (And now that hacker is going to cahnge my freeking password, than i cant get online!)
  14. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,070   +427

    Well they finished with one law suit. Apparently the first one wasn't enough. Lol.
  15. Lololololololol I'm glad I'm an XBOX user!
  16. okay im starting to get annoyed by people who complained about them not giving an answer to what happend until a few days later. you should at least be thankful they keep giving us updates. also its not like they're going to tell us exactly how they got hacked because some other hacker could be like "oh thats how they did it now i could try something like that" so they could learn from the other hackers mistake. last im just saying in my opinion why would you use a credit card when you could of just bought psn cards that way none of your information is they're system. also with credit cards you should only buy things thats you can sell back. just saying.
  17. Thanks Sony u really did it this time!!!!
    That stupid punk who hacked the psn is gonna pay my credits on the psn store!!!
    Why in the world did he hack it in the frist place hes not getting anything for just hacking it!!!!
    hes a really stupid guy to hack the psn!!!
    now that punk gots my address and profile for him self!!!
    you better make the psn better and pay us all back our f*** MONEY!!!!!
    THANKS ALOT!!!!!!!!

    DAMM IT!!!!!!!
  18. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +344

    They paid good money for that judge and they want their moneys worth :haha:
  19. i already have fraudulent charges on my credit card!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. Yeah lets all get a Xbox 360 and let the Playstation Network lose there f*** money
    and thats hella true the hacker is gonna change my f*** password!!!!!
  21. Same thing happened to microsoft in 07 stop whining it can happen to even the best online companies.
  22. they should give use one whole week of free downloads including games, map packs, movies, music, themes, avatars, and anything else
  23. thats why I use a pre-paid visa or mastercard. If you put your debit card or a real credit card online period , Than you are an *****! Get with the program people.There are other people that can not make money in any other way than stealing yours. Use some street smarts if you have any.
  24. Its been 6 days, i barely bought this system now its having problems,maybe XBOX is better! Wow what a spring break i had.SCREW YAL
  25. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    That's the problem, why waste money on another console at the end of it's prime...let's hope project Cafe is something better and start saving up.

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