Posts tagged ‘Email address’

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)

April 3, 2011

The Internet age – a few clicks of a mouse and your life is changed permanently

MailOnline: A week ago, Jenni Palmer was an ordinary primary school teacher leading the life of the normal, 24-year-old, party-going girl in Fulham, London. She had shared a house with the ex-boyfriend, Harry Fildes and a friend. Now, as a result of email exchanges giving details of her encounters with her ex-boyfriend, she is an Internet sensation as a ‘hot girl and her career is practically ruined.

The problem for Ms. Palmer started when Mr Fildes’s email to his friend Sebastian Marsh describing her as ‘hot’, but had ‘messed a number of people around’, was shared with millions on the Internet.

He had accidentally copied the email to Ms. Palmer who was reported shocked.  Mr. Fildes, a property surveyor, had additionally told Mr. Marsh to ‘have a crack’ at Jenni, but then Mr. Marsh then passed the email onto his friends as he had thought it amusing that Mr. Fildes had accidentally copied such a email to Ms. Palmer.

Photos of Ms. Palmer have since appeared on the Internet showing her in lascivious situations which have compounded her situation.

Since the event broke, Mr. Fildes has been suspended from this job and Mr. Marsh has been dismissed from his.

[UK Celebrity News Contributor]