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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Sony PC Games Network Accounts Also Compromised

Sony PC Games Network Accounts Also Compromised

Sony PC Games Network Accounts Also Compromised

Added: Friday, May 6th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The company finally admitted that personal data of around 24.6 million online subscribers to Sony PC games network may have been compromised. Moreover, the company confirmed the probability of the leak of a certain data from some outdated 2007 database.
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As if the leak from the company’s PSN was not enough, Sony officially admitted yesterday that its PC games network had been compromised as well. Yesterday the company announced that the intruders may have stolen user data of almost 25 million subscribers.

Press release from Sony revealed that some information was discovered by both engineers and security employees who have been reviewing systems of Sony Online Entertainment. The data in question revealed that that personal information from around 25 million PC games network accounts may have been compromised, along with specific information from an outdated database dated 2007. As for the information from the stolen old database, it included around 13,000 non-American credit card numbers coupled with expiration dates. However, the leaked data didn’t include credit card security codes. Apart from this, around 11,000 direct debit records of customers residing in Europe (specifically Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Spain) were also stolen.

The information obtained by the intruders included subscribers’ names, addresses (both physical and e-mail), birth dates, gender, phone numbers, logins and hashed passwords. In addition, in regards to those unfortunate 11,000 customers from Europe, their direct debit records also detailed bank account numbers.

The company promised to grant affected users a month of free additional time on their subscriptions. Plus, it said it would add an extra day for each one the system is offline. The company also announced that a number of its PlayStation Network services are planned to go back online in the nearest future. In order to retain consumers, the company will implement a so-called “Welcome Back” program. However, it is still doubtful whether this measure is enough to heal the rift caused by allowing someone from outside to steal the credit card information of around 77 million users of PlayStation Network



By:
SaM
May 6th,2011

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Friday, May 6th, 2011



Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by ET lovermen (2011-05-06 15:40:58)
brods73 avatarthis news is 5 days old sam but thanx anyway

2
posted by (2011-05-06 16:25:33)
DEMONLORD avatarthey should give all the user like 100 dollars to the playstation store

3
posted by ET junkieET lover (2011-05-06 18:19:20)
MadVillain avatarMan sony got raped!lol

4
posted by (2011-05-06 18:47:12)
Tparsons5150 avatarI think Sony should just Get it working again. I don't care about compensation Just Get it Working and i'm happy.

5
posted by (2011-05-07 06:07:17)
No avatarAdd [email protected] to your address book

===================================

PlayStation(R)Network

===================================

Valued PlayStation(R)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 rebuilding 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 website 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

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posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendSuperman (2011-05-07 13:27:56)
trialNerror avatarlol @ MadVillain

Yeah, that's the simplest way to put it.



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