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      04-26-2011, 10:14 AM   #23
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      04-26-2011, 12:37 PM   #24
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good thing i have a PC, other wise i'd be pissed i couldnt play Portal 2!
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I read they are rebuilding the network.
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Oh wow. It's bad.

Click here for the latest on the PSBlog

Or a wall of text for those of you who prefer it:

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Valued PlayStation Network/Qriocity Customer:
We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have:
1.Temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services;
2.Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full and complete investigation into what happened; and
3.Quickly taken steps to enhance security and strengthen our network infrastructure by re-building our system to provide you with greater protection of your personal information.

We greatly appreciate your patience, understanding and goodwill as we do whatever it takes to resolve these issues as quickly and efficiently as practicable.

Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.

For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information. Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, asking for your credit card number, social security number or other personally identifiable information. If you are asked for this information, you can be confident Sony is not the entity asking. When the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services are fully restored, we strongly recommend that you log on and change your password. Additionally, if you use your PlayStation Network or Qriocity user name or password for other unrelated services or accounts, we strongly recommend that you change them, as well.

To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, we encourage you to remain vigilant, to review your account statements and to monitor your credit reports. We are providing the following information for those who wish to consider it:

U.S. residents are entitled under U.S. law to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit bureaus. To order your free credit report, visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call toll-free (877) 322-8228.

We have also provided names and contact information for the three major U.S. credit bureaus below. At no charge, U.S. residents can have these credit bureaus place a “fraud alert” on your file that alerts creditors to take additional steps to verify your identity prior to granting credit in your name. This service can make it more difficult for someone to get credit in your name. Note, however, that because it tells creditors to follow certain procedures to protect you, it also may delay your ability to obtain credit while the agency verifies your identity. As soon as one credit bureau confirms your fraud alert, the others are notified to place fraud alerts on your file. Should you wish to place a fraud alert, or should you have any questions regarding your credit report, please contact any one of the agencies listed below.

Experian: 888-397-3742; www.experian.com; P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013
Equifax: 800-525-6285; www.equifax.com; P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
TransUnion: 800-680-7289; www.transunion.com; Fraud Victim Assistance Division, P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6790

You may wish to visit the web site of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission at www.consumer.gov/idtheft or reach the FTC at 1-877-382-4357 or 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580 for further information about how to protect yourself from identity theft. Your state Attorney General may also have advice on preventing identity theft, and you should report instances of known or suspected identity theft to law enforcement, your State Attorney General, and the FTC. For North Carolina residents, the Attorney General can be contacted at 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-9001; telephone (877) 566-7226; or www.ncdoj.gov. For Maryland residents, the Attorney General can be contacted at 200 St. Paul Place, 16th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202; telephone: (888) 743-0023; or www.oag.state.md.us.

We thank you for your patience as we complete our investigation of this incident, and we regret any inconvenience. Our teams are working around the clock on this, and services will be restored as soon as possible. Sony takes information protection very seriously and will continue to work to ensure that additional measures are taken to protect personally identifiable information. Providing quality and secure entertainment services to our customers is our utmost priority. Please contact us at 1-800-345-7669 should you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,
Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment

Also, reports of Gamestop not buying PS3s back....

Wonder if the passwords were stored as plain text.... Any bets?

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      04-26-2011, 07:15 PM   #29
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Holy shit, if those credit card numbers are actually floating on the web right now Sony is fucked. If I was actually paying for this like I would for XBL I'd be uber pissed.
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      04-26-2011, 07:25 PM   #30
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Holy shit, if those credit card numbers are actually floating on the web right now Sony is fucked. If I was actually paying for this like I would for XBL I'd be uber pissed.
It took them a week to notify everyone that their information had been compromised.

GG Sony.

IDC though, I have a different password for everything and I never tell anything to remember cc info, so damage is minimal from my POV, although there's still a good chunk of info I don't care for others to have.... But it's stuff that you can pay a few bucks to find out online anyway.

Not as bad as when that douchebag squid lost a thumb drive with my SSN (as well as many others) on it a few years ago....
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      04-26-2011, 09:07 PM   #31
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so which its better now, xbox or sony....lol

owned....literally
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so which its better now, xbox or sony....lol

owned....literally
Well, I dunno.... Besides the normal XBL vs PSN debate points, I'd think Sony's apparent rebuild of their security infrastructure should put them in a better situation security-wise, but I dunno really....

People have had their info stolen off of the XBL system IIRC, although nothing anywhere near this extent, and I haven't heard of any of that since '08.

I guarantee you though, if it had been Microsoft which pissed off these geeks, they would be in this situation atm, not Sony. Moral of the story: don't piss off lifeless hackers.

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so which its better now, xbox or sony....lol

owned....literally
Last I checked XBOX Live holds the record for the longest down-time compared to PSN... sooooo.... besides, there's more to the stupid console war than who got hacked and who didn't. These same guys could probably hack XBL too.
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Down for another week according to sony. Back to solitaire for me
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Sony's stock was down just one percent in after-hours trading. Analysts say they don't believe investors will punish the company substantially, given that this was an external attack and not the result of an internal error.

"Any time you have a break of fidelity like that, it's an issue," said Mike Hickey of Janco Partners. "It's pretty clear that someone has taken an illegal action to make a point. So do I hold Sony to blame for that? No. But should Sony have better security to protect their subscribers personal information? Probably."
Really? I guarantee you he wouldn't be saying that if his CC info was stolen. Yes it was an external attack, which was made possible AS A result of an internal error.
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not an internal error? they waited nearly a whole fuckin week to notify people that their personal and financial info could have been stolen!! that is unacceptable.
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not an internal error? they waited nearly a whole fuckin week to notify people that their personal and financial info could have been stolen!! that is unacceptable.
Ya I'm still in disbelief actually. Someone at work brought it up, and I shrugged it off and said "meh, they didn't actually get anything". What sucks is I barely use it anymore, but now I need to consider getting a new card.
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Yeah all I know is I'm never buying anything from them again... unless we get some GT5 DLC or something...
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what if you haven't used PSN in years?

I don't remember what information i gave them... my CC is prly expired... but did I need to give PSN my SSN?
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Sad thing is that the hackers have had access to all this info since at least February. So for everyone who thinks that Sony taking seven days to release the info is a lot of time for shit to go down, it's been longer than that....

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Elsewhere, the website VG247 said it had obtained a log of a hacker conversation from February in which two hackers said that it was easy to break into the PSN and defeat its encryption. "Sony is the biggest spy ever – they collect so much data," one hacker comments in the log. "All connected devices return values sent to Sony servers. it collects when I had a USB device attached. So if they ever sue someone for PSN stuff, they will be sued themselves as most of the data they collect is just not legal."
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A class action lawsuit has been filed for Sony's failure to take reasonable steps to protect the privacy info.
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