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Re: Playstation Network Outage

Postby lastingsgriller » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:14 pm

lastingsgriller wrote:
jfg wrote:I think it's pretty silly that people are asking for compensation though when PSN is a free service and it's not working because of a hack which now they are trying to fix so it won't happen again.



1. sign up for free network
2. hack into said network causing it to shut down and pissing off fellow gamers.
3. steal id's of gamers and spend bazillions of moneys on other people' credit cards.
4. profit!



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Re: Playstation Network Outage

Postby zepfan » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:23 pm

bleach168 wrote:It just gets better and better...

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011 ... stolen.ars


Great... :-° That's a lot of personal info in the hands of hackers now. So while this could be the beginning of a long personal nightmare for some clients, Sony has to deal with the fallout for what, a few weeks (I'm guessing), then all is forgotten? Sweet gig. Must be nice not to have to take responsibility for your mistakes.

I could care less about getting compensated for the few days the service was out, but it sucks that my personal info is in the hands of hackers now. Especially when I go to some degree of effort to make sure it doesn't happen to begin with. PSN is one of the few places that actually has my legit info. :-C
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Re: Playstation Network Outage

Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:56 pm

Bruins suck.
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Re: Playstation Network Outage

Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:40 pm

This is probably a good thing for a lot of people. Just imagine the throng this week that would have emerged, bleary-eyed, from their parents' basements. Cheeto-stained fingers opening the door to the outside world for the first time in months. They--riding a weeks-long Mountain Dew high, no doubt--probably didn't even realize it was spring.
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Re: Playstation Network Outage

Postby lastingsgriller » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:31 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:This is probably a good thing for a lot of people. Just imagine the throng this week that would have emerged, bleary-eyed, from their parents' basements. Cheeto-stained fingers opening the door to the outside world for the first time in months. They--riding a weeks-long Mountain Dew high, no doubt--probably didn't even realize it was spring.

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Re: Playstation Network Outage

Postby Madison » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:12 am

Got this email today:

Add PlayStation_Network@playstation-email.com to your address book

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PlayStation(R)Network

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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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trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
(C) 2011 Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC.

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Re: Playstation Network Outage

Postby jfg » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:05 am

I'd hate to be working the phones in customer service at Sony right about now.
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Re: Playstation Network Outage

Postby Skin Blues » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:07 am

Glad it's not just me. I was pissed when I couldn't get MLB.tv to work on Sunday. Sucks even worse for Sony I guess. I wonder if this is retaliation for the GeoHots debacle.
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Re: Playstation Network Outage

Postby KCollins1304 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:30 pm

I put a freeze on my credit and requested to be sent a new check card from my bank upon receiving that email.
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Re: Playstation Network Outage

Postby BigLebowski » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:19 pm

I'm just suprised at how many people are suprised that something like this could/would happen. Although it sucks that people have to have their identity/info stolen before they realize the risk it might just be worth it in the long run. People are way too trusting in the security of the interwebs. Don't give your info out!!!! So you can't play online with the other 40 year old douche-bag's who live at home with mom. It is a waste of time anyway.
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