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# 82328 27-Apr-2011 10:06
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Well sony have finally come clean and its not pretty! All user information has been stolen by the hackers :(. They arn't sure about credit card information yet. Biggest fail of the year? i think so!

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  # 462912 27-Apr-2011 10:19
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garvani: Well sony have finally come clean and its not pretty! All user information has been stolen by the hackers :(. They arn't sure about credit card information yet. Biggest fail of the year? i think so!

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Stupid hackers, ruining everything for everyone!

 




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  # 462929 27-Apr-2011 10:39
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wow....thats just, just....wow




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  # 462930 27-Apr-2011 10:46
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Another issue was piracy. There is a recent custom PS3 firmware named 'rebug'. 'Rebug' allowed people to play PS3 online games without being banned.

A 'side effect' was that the 'rebug' firmware gave users unauthorised access to the private PS3 developer network.

It is possible to purchase software via the private ps3 network - but, the killer is that because sony assumes only trusted users are on the network they were not validating credit cards so you could enter any CC number and download free software.



And, one more thing, until Sony puts Linux back onto the ps3 they will be constantly targeted by the hackers. It is not going to be pretty times for sonys online services. 


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  # 462933 27-Apr-2011 10:58
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I have a PSN account but with no CC attached to it. Going to change my security questions and answers as soon as the network comes back online.

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  # 462940 27-Apr-2011 11:21
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This sucks! - I'm going to have to change my credit card details...

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# 462941 27-Apr-2011 11:23
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Signed up with the service on the 18/4 so data may or may not have been taken (intrusion occured sometime between 17/4-19/4).

Glad I used a fake DOBCool, as I saw no need to give them that. They do have my CC details thoughYell.




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  # 462958 27-Apr-2011 11:57
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Going by the media and what 'anonymous' motives are, I don't think my credit card details could be at jeopardy considering the're more focused on anti-government/anti-authority from big organizations like Sony etc but the possibility of them (anonymous) being hacked or passing that information on could be imminent so I strongly suggest changing your credit card details if you haven't already.

I definitely will be changing mine now that all our information has been obtained...


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  # 462963 27-Apr-2011 12:03
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Another day, another password change for me.. But that teaches Sony right for stopping support for "Other OS" - If they left that there so the government can haz more supercomputer power, none of this would have happened.

Wait, conspiracy?




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  # 462979 27-Apr-2011 12:23
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While Sony could have released information more quickly, I don't necessarily see this as being just Sony's fault. How many companies have been victim to hackers? Government agencies? Maybe I'm wrong, but isn't the only 100% secure network one that isn't plugged in?

My full annoyance is at the **** heads who have done this. Whether it is Anonymous or another group or just some sad individual, I don't care.

And unlike other posts I have seen elsewhere on the net, I have no intention of selling my ps3, buying an xbox 360 or suing Sony.

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  # 462986 27-Apr-2011 12:44
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Well that explains why ASB/Visa detected someone in Italy trying to withdraw $800 from my credit card last week.

I was wondering which site/service was compromised.

GG Sony!

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  # 463008 27-Apr-2011 13:32
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if "SONY" is storing credit card info in a non secure way they should be sued to hell :P




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  # 463016 27-Apr-2011 13:54
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Doesn't matter how securely it's stored, it has to be unencrypted to be used and it sounds like the bad guys got access to user data post unencryption.

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  # 463090 27-Apr-2011 17:43
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I cancelled my credit card the day it went down.

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