Archive for May 1st, 2011

May 1, 2011

‘Game over’ for 77 million users of Sony’s PlayStation Network as hacker makes off with their personal details

eWeek.com: Sony’s PlayStation Network, now down for a week, is a major embarrassment for the media giant which admitted last week that a hacker (‘unauthorised person’) has made off with personal data on 77 million of the network’s users.

According to Sony, the ‘unauthorised entry’ accessed user’s personal information (which includes addresses, users’ names, passwords and login details, email addresses, etc.) kept on the PlayStation Network and the Qriocity online music and video service. User’s credit card and purchase data may also have been stolen.

[Jerry Maines, PlayStation Network Contributor]

Hackers Are Selling 2.2 Million Stolen Credit Cards From The PlayStation Network (SNE) (businessinsider.com)
Sony PlayStation Network’s 77 Millions Users Information Stolen. (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
PlayStation Network And Qriocity Services Questions And Answers (slashgear.com)
“Sony Admits Security Breach In PlayStation Network, Qriocity Services” and related posts (moconews.net)
PlayStation Network Hacked – How to Protect Your Personal Security (lockergnome.com)
Sony says hacked PlayStation Network credit card data was encrypted (venturebeat.com)
Your PlayStation Network Info May Have Been Stolen (pamil-visions.net)
Sony Admits Security Breach In PlayStation Network, Qriocity Services (paidcontent.org)
Sony PlayStation Network security breach exposes millions of accounts (news.consumerreports.org)
PlayStation Network: hackers claim to have 2.2m credit cards (terryolgin.wordpress.com)