Sony Not Hacked But 93,000 Accounts Have Been Accessed

Sony has announced that 93,000 accounts have been accessed from PSN, SOE and SEN. This was not a hacking of their servers but a brute force login/password attempt. Apparently another site was hacked with a list of username and passwords and this list was used against Sony servers. The 93,000 accounts that have been accessed have been locked out and are waiting for a password reset. If you were a part of these 93,000, you will receive an email on how to change your password.

via Playstation Blog

Written by: Eddie - Contributing Editor

  1. #1 by Sakinah on October 12th, 2011 [ 26489 Points ]

    Glad you didn’t slap a misleading title on the news Eddie. So many other sites are running with headlines “Sony hacked again!” which gives people the wrong impression. Also glad Sony managed to detect this early.

    Now, off to check my email.

  2. #2 by EdEN on October 12th, 2011 [ 222476 Points ]

    So far so good. It’s why we have to use different passwords for different sites since using the same one on all of them can lead us to loosing them all in 5 seconds…

  3. #3 by Jason on October 12th, 2011 [ 28406 Points ]

    “We want to let you know that we have detected attempts on Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment (“Networks”) services to test a massive set of sign-in IDs and passwords against our network database. These attempts appear to include a large amount of data obtained from one or more compromised lists from other companies, sites or other sources. 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. We have taken steps to mitigate the activity.”

  4. #4 by dragon290513 on October 12th, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    i wonder where they got that database from?

  5. #5 by Isli on October 12th, 2011 [ 74635 Points ]

    @dragon: I’m curious about that too. I’m guessing another gaming site that required PSN ID’s, but who knows.

    Hopefully, this doesn’t become big news for Sony that everyone holds against them.

  6. #6 by Eddie on October 12th, 2011 [ 44602 Points ]

    @Isli how could it be held against Sony? Some other site got hacked and lost all of it’s info and people used that info to log into Sony accounts. Sony caught it early, put a stop to it and informed its users. Sounds like they did a good job to me.

  7. #7 by Tosh on October 12th, 2011 [ 1127 Points ]

    Nothing yet, but I may change my password soon regardless ..

  8. #8 by Pedro on October 12th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Haven’t received any emails, but I’m a crazy person and most my user names and passwords are different anyway.

  9. #9 by Isli on October 12th, 2011 [ 74635 Points ]

    @Eddie: I know technically it isn’t their fault, but that has never stopped people from placing blame before. People hear things like “Accounts have been accessed” and they instantly assume that it was lack of care on Sony’s part. What I meant was I hope that doesn’t happen.

  10. #10 by dragon290513 on October 13th, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    lesson learnt, never to expect anything positive from the internet

  11. #11 by Pedro on October 13th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    dragon290513: lesson learnt, never to expect anything positive from the internet  

    wrong… just wrong… where else would you find free porn? lol

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