Update on PlayStation Network [Hacked Again] - October 2011

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  1. Huracan

    Huracan Administrator MalwareTips Staff

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    PSN Service Outage
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    PSN Outage today Thursday 21st April 2011


    I don't think this was a planned maintenance. :S
     
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    RE: Update on PSN Service Outages

    Message 77

     
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    RE: Update on PSN Service Outages

    It might be Anonymous again.
     
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    RE: Update on PSN Service Outages

    Probably caused anonymous are been always in the news between with Playstation issues but who knows about service outages occur.
     
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    RE: Update on PSN Service Outages

    Message 129


    I got disconnected last night, so in the mean time I was playing the Blacks Ops campaign which I had no idea what I was doing. I only bought that game for Zombies. If PSN is out for two days, then I might be able to complete other games too. :p
     
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    RE: Update on PSN Service Outages

    Hey, you could join me on Battlefield Play4Free. I.e. us cheap gamers.

    You should see all the jeeps crashing and helicopters diving into the water and tanks getting stuck. :D It's a riot.
     
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    RE: Update on PSN Service Outages

    I doubt anon is behind this, it would go against their principles. They have also said they wouldn't attack gamers.

    Yes better stock up, the black ops campaign only takes half a minute :D
     
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    RE: Update on PSN Service Outages

    They have been DDoSing Sony servers, and that has affected the PSN.
     
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    RE: Update on PSN Service Outages

    They made a statement that they would only concentrate on servers that wouldn't affect the PSN.
    Didn't they give up on sony? i read a transcript from an IRC channel that their ddos power wasn't nearly enough to bring them down. The geohot case is over anyway.

    besides, it would take a lot more then simple traffic overload to bring the service down for two days. But what do i know. That's the great thing about the internet, people who don't know anything, acting like they know everything :D (that was primarily targeted at myself ;) )
     
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    RE: Update on PSN Service Outages

    Well, I've been reading news articles that have mentioned how Anonymous's DDoSing have made the network unstable. Thousands of computers could probably do that.

    But that was in the past, so they may have stopped.
     
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    RE: Update on PSN Service Outages

    Update on PlayStation Network/Qriocity Services
     
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    RE: Update on PSN Service Outages

    Well I think they must do it to avoid another such a DDOS/hack. So if someone tries to hack they will failed it.
     
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    RE: Update on PSN Service Outages

    It was a malicious attack and personal data has been compromised.

    Sony provides PSN update, confirms a 'compromise of personal information' (updated)

     
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    RE: Update on PSN/Qriosity [Compromised]

    What? From the past days sites are attacked by exposed with information then PSN was included for having a compromised.
     
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    RE: Update on PSN/Qriosity [Compromised]

    FAQ on PSN Outage


    They have an Help and Support FAQ (see below), which says the attack happened between 17-19 April. Since then PSN has been offline, while they investigate.

    What's that, some 70M users personal data (possibly) stolen, better safe than sorry. :(

    I've already cancelled my credit card.
     
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    RE: Update on PSN/Qriosity [Compromised]

    From the FAQ

    That's bad that all information was exposed even the most sensitive information.
     
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    RE: Update on PSN/Qriosity [Compromised]

    I am shocked to see that Sony, this multi-million $ company ended up having this happen to them. Surely there are its reasons just one things for sure I am glad.. I purchased a 360.
    But 70M credit card details and all that personal information is a wake up call not just for Sony but for similar company's that stand around them.
    I would like to hear what Sony will be putting in place after this incident to prevent this from happening again.
     
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    RE: Update on PSN/Qriosity [Compromised]

    :shok: this must be the news of the year!!Whatever those hacker did must be serious if Sony keept the service down for so long.


    70M users personal informantions were revealed :

    Name
    Shipping address
    Billing address
    Country
    E-mail address
    Birthdate
    PSN/Qriocity ID
    PSN/Qriocity password
    PSN/Qriocity security question and answer
    Purchase history.

    This is BAD , BAD , BAD!

    As a side news , a Facebook account associated with Anonymous is posting messages suggesting its involvement in this hack :

    Take a break from online gaming for a while.....it will help your skills, your health, and your emotional levels, which by the way are a bit out of order if they are being shackled by the PSN being down. We have no qualms about our actions, even though it may affect fellow anonymous or supporters... we hope they understand the bigger picture. - link

    Anonymous Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anonymous/128798377161188
     

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