70 million Sony PlayStation accounts exposed in security breach
Filed Under: Media & Tech, US | Posted: 04/28/2011 at 7:57AM
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"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."
Sony is advising its users to change usernames and passwords on other accounts if they use the same log-in information on other sites. Sony also advises users to keep a close eye on account statements. On the site, Sony has listed the details of three credit bureaus people can register with if they are concerned.
I contacted Sony this week after learning of the outage. While they didn’t have anything further to add they issued this statement which has been made available on their blog:
"We sincerely regret that PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been suspended, and we are working around the clock to bring them both back online. Our efforts to resolve this matter involve re-building our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure. Though this task is time-consuming, we decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security. We thank you for your patience to date and ask for a little more while we move towards completion of this project. We will continue to give you updates as they become available."
There was some speculation that Anonymous may have been behind it but on their website Anonymous issued a statement entitled "For once we didn’t do it" denying any involvement in the Sony Playstation Network outage.