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SONY: Passwords and contact data theft
« on: April 28, 2011, 10:51:02 AM »
Finally it had to be admitted that hackers stole contact data like email addresses, credit card numbers and passwords from SONY Play Station users. SONY warns people not to use the same passwords anywhere else on the web and keep monitoring the financial movements on their bank and credit card accounts.

Nevertheless a certain "Isaan wisecrack" keeps asserting in posts on another forum about the found out hacking of an ebay account  the passwords of the local forum he seems to have had access to its database to were completely safe... 8)

Does he want to assure us that at least he doesn't know how to do? I think he talked opposite in some emails he sent... ;)

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Re: SONY: Passwords and contact data theft
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 05:27:35 PM »
Most people who claim to be hackers are not.  There was a person here in Korat who was able to guess the Admin's password of a certain Korat forum.  I fail to understand why anyone would be dumb enough to actually email and show screen shots from that particular forum while he was logged in as an admin.  In other words, he was admitting and actually providing proof of the illegal activity he was committing at that time.  Go figure that one out.......and one more thing.  Before anyone says it's all here-say...let me say this...It isn't.  I've seen the filed police reports myself as well as the screen shots.

Threats of frivolous lawsuits have somewhat diminished, but at this point I've realized that with this certain individual there is no peace and never will be.  Many people have said to me that he will demise his own downfall. 


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Re: SONY: Passwords and contact data theft
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 11:15:05 PM »
Well, I too know that it's true but it's good that someone is able, independently, to confirm it. For too long the victim of that intrusion into personal data and extortion demands been called a liar. Do I sense that the slow wheels of justice are still cranking along?

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Re: SONY: Passwords and contact data theft
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 12:34:03 PM »
Sony warns of almost 25 million extra user detail theft

Sony has warned that almost 25 million extra gaming users may have had their personal details taken in a hacker attack.

On Monday, it had taken the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) service offline.

Sony said the user data issue related to SOE and emerged as it was investigating the problems the company faced.

Last week, Sony admitted that the personal details of 77m Playstation users may have been stolen by hackers.


In a message to its customers, Sony said: "We had previously believed that SOE customer data had not been obtained in the cyber-attacks on the company."

However, it added that "on 1 May we concluded that SOE account information may have been stolen".

Sony was quoted by the Associated Press (AP) news agency as saying that the latest incident occurred on 16 and 17 April.

This was earlier than the larger Playstation user security breach.

Sony said that during the most recently discovered security breach, details of non-US users were compromised.

It explained that the direct debit details of almost 11,000 customers in Austria, Spain, the Netherlands and Germany were stolen, as were the credit or debit card details of some 13,000 non-US customers.

Broader investigation

According to Sony, the information taken included names, addresses and passwords, as well as the numbers of the credit and debit cards, their expiry dates and security numbers.
Fortune League screenshot Sony Online Entertainment's Fortune League is a Facebook-based multiplayer game

However, Sony added that the information was encrypted.

Spokeswoman Taina Rodriguez was quoted by AP as saying that there was no evidence as yet that the stolen information had been used for illicit financial gain.

The suspension of SOE, which is based in San Diego, California, was announced in brief statement on its website,

Multiplayer games including DC Universe and Facebook-based Fortune League were unavailable as a result.

"We have had to take the SOE service down temporarily," the company said.

"In the course of our investigation into the intrusion into our systems we have discovered an issue that warrants enough concern for us to take the service down effective immediately," it added.

Powering up?

The company had previously said that it would get the Playstation network up-and-running again this week.

It said users would see a phased re-introduction of gaming, movie and music download services.

Playstation Network has been unavailable since 20 April.

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