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(USA Today)   Sony: Oh, hai guize. Look, you know how we said that 77 million of your accounts got hacked? Yeah, well, kinda add 25 million more to that   (usatoday.com) divider line 138
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2011-05-03 09:00:23 AM
SONY - Security & Organisation, Not Yours
 
2011-05-03 09:41:23 AM
Wow. This just keeps getting worse.

My condolences to my Sony-gamer brethren. If this happened to my Xbox Live account, I'd be pissed.
 
2011-05-03 09:52:47 AM

Saborlas: My condolences to my Sony-gamer brethren. If this happened to my Xbox Live account, I'd be pissed.


You're supposed to support your tribe and make fun of the other tribe. Do it right.
 
2011-05-03 11:10:48 AM
img.photobucket.com
 
2011-05-03 11:39:21 AM
Luddites were right.
 
2011-05-03 11:40:08 AM
For a long time I have asked myself if there is no depth to Sony's incompetence. I believe I have my answer.
 
2011-05-03 11:40:50 AM
glad I never singed up. Seriously considered it, as the games harass you about it.
 
2011-05-03 11:42:10 AM
Don't worry! Nobodies credit card info has been released!

There are no American tanks in Baghdad.

Reactor #2 Is currently heading towards cold shutdown and we expect no further leakage of radioactive material.

We only grazed the iceberg. Don't worry, the ship is unsinkable.

The Pinto is a very safe car in a rear end collision.

Lets fill the Hindenburg with hydrogen and paint it with rocket fuel! What could go wrong?
 
2011-05-03 11:43:23 AM
Frick on a stick with a brick!
 
2011-05-03 11:43:30 AM

LordOfThePings: Saborlas: My condolences to my Sony-gamer brethren. If this happened to my Xbox Live account, I'd be pissed.

You're supposed to support your tribe and make fun of the other tribe. Do it right.


This. How dare you imply a security breach could ever happen to MS, or any other company for that matter.
 
2011-05-03 11:44:01 AM
I find it hard to believe that there were 102 million Playstation Network subscribers.
 
2011-05-03 11:44:16 AM
Is the service still down?
 
2011-05-03 11:44:26 AM

DarnoKonrad: glad I never singed up. Seriously considered it, as the games harass you about it.




It's a CIA cover up story. How do you think they caught Bin Laden.


/Osama loves him some WoW
 
2011-05-03 11:45:10 AM

fluffy2097: Don't worry! Nobodies credit card info has been released!

There are no American tanks in Baghdad.

Reactor #2 Is currently heading towards cold shutdown and we expect no further leakage of radioactive material.

We only grazed the iceberg. Don't worry, the ship is unsinkable.

The Pinto is a very safe car in a rear end collision.

Lets fill the Hindenburg with hydrogen and paint it with rocket fuel! What could go wrong?


Osama Bin Laden is in a cave network somewhere on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border!
 
2011-05-03 11:45:18 AM

LordOfThePings: You're supposed to support your tribe and make fun of the other tribe. Do it right.


Based on what I know of the situation - Sony failed to do maintenance 101 of their infrastructure - like keeping patches up to date. Microsoft is a little bit more experience with running large datacenters and internet facing infrastructure.
 
2011-05-03 11:45:22 AM

Saborlas: Wow. This just keeps getting worse.

My condolences to my Sony-gamer brethren. If this happened to my Xbox Live account, I'd be pissed.


yes because you were duped into paying for it, thats the only reason im not too pissed
 
2011-05-03 11:45:34 AM
I think it's hilarious that the PSN is still down... and SOCOM4 was just released.

The commercials don't say anything about WHEN you will be able to play this new $60 game after you purchase it... as it's all online play, who the hell knows?
 
2011-05-03 11:46:04 AM
There is no security. There never was. Fools.
 
2011-05-03 11:46:06 AM
I think Sony should not only have to pay for all the damage done by loosing these account numbers, but should have to pay for all the potential damage that could be done. We just need to find a judge skilled in RIAA type math.
 
2011-05-03 11:46:13 AM

LordOfThePings: You're supposed to support your tribe and make fun of the other tribe. Do it right.


We're all gamers.

DarnoKonrad: glad I never singed up. Seriously considered it, as the games harass you about it.


I only got one thing on my card from them, and I think it was an expansion for Dragon Age II. Last week I had heard they'd re-created the old NES Bionic Commando and was going to get that, but then all this came out. I was glad for the email/account separation I use, and I called my bank and they've got some basic fraud protection going on anyhow.

Assuming they fix the security breach, I'll still use it, but I'd prefer to start using some kind of pre-purchased gift cards rather than my CC.
 
2011-05-03 11:46:29 AM

Treygreen13: I find it hard to believe that there were 102 million Playstation Network subscribers.


I'm amazed that out of all the MMO's that SOE administrates they mention Everquest.

Is it still one of their most popular titles?

Do their other titles just suck that bad?
 
2011-05-03 11:46:40 AM

Treygreen13: I find it hard to believe that there were 102 million Playstation Network subscribers.


I believe that over 100 million people were at some point forced to sign up and who's personal information is now stuck in a plain text database for all eternity.
 
2011-05-03 11:47:11 AM

Treygreen13: I find it hard to believe that there were 102 million Playstation Network subscribers.


Going on psn live would show otherwise. But okay.
 
2011-05-03 11:47:21 AM
Any suggestions on what can get hacked next? Maybe my Sony television has been recording my living room, and the videos are sitting in a box next to the dumpster being Sony's HQ building.
 
2011-05-03 11:48:40 AM

PghThermal: /Osama loves him some WoW


PS3...Warcraft. Something's not right here.
 
2011-05-03 11:49:49 AM
I am shocked that anything SOE is involved with could go wrong in any way.
 
2011-05-03 11:49:56 AM
Oy. I'm literally never buying from the Sony store ever again. I only got the damn PS3 to play Borderlands with my friends, and I haven't touched it since. But I did buy some of the DLC, so they have my card info.

I thought I'd have more fun with the system, but I just find the 360 to be better in every meaningful measure.
 
2011-05-03 11:51:23 AM

Jeng: Treygreen13: I find it hard to believe that there were 102 million Playstation Network subscribers.

I'm amazed that out of all the MMO's that SOE administrates they mention Everquest.

Is it still one of their most popular titles?

Do their other titles just suck that bad?


EQ2 is the only thing they got my data from. Someone bought the game for me and asked me to play with them. Made it a month. Sucked balls.

/has changed banks since then. New card numbers.
 
2011-05-03 11:51:40 AM
I wonder how my friends acct. looks to the hackers: Harry Wood 911 Boner Ln. Mt. Yermomalot W.Virginia
 
2011-05-03 11:51:41 AM
I hope minecraft never gets hacked
 
2011-05-03 11:52:07 AM
I still love my ps3. I suck ass at FPS' which is why my xbox got sold. I have a bunch of games I regularly play on the ps3. Yes I'm pissed about this breach but I'll still use it.
 
2011-05-03 11:52:43 AM
I had hoped that SoE would not be affected. I was too optimistic.

Thank you Sony,

Former Everquest Player,
Former Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Victim (it hurted, Brad McQuaid),
DC Universe Online - One Month Free trial player.

... Nothing will ever capture the first EQ magic.
Sigh.
 
2011-05-03 11:52:52 AM

TheBlackrose: fluffy2097: Don't worry! Nobodies credit card info has been released!

There are no American tanks in Baghdad.

Reactor #2 Is currently heading towards cold shutdown and we expect no further leakage of radioactive material.

We only grazed the iceberg. Don't worry, the ship is unsinkable.

The Pinto is a very safe car in a rear end collision.

Lets fill the Hindenburg with hydrogen and paint it with rocket fuel! What could go wrong?

Osama Bin Laden is in a cave network somewhere on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border!


Of course this deep water drilling rig is safe.
 
2011-05-03 11:53:01 AM

Githerax: I hope minecraft never gets hacked


The hackers can take my 9 story tall solid gold cock from my cold, dead hands.
 
2011-05-03 11:55:01 AM

Jeng: Treygreen13: I find it hard to believe that there were 102 million Playstation Network subscribers.

I'm amazed that out of all the MMO's that SOE administrates they mention Everquest.

Is it still one of their most popular titles?

Do their other titles just suck that bad?


Yep. Free Realms was listed as one of their big titles, and I remember that game being a steaming pile of bad programming.

/and I got the e-mail from Sony today warning me about the intrusion
//didn't realize they held onto throwaway account information for so many years
/oh well, it's not like it was real info anyway
 
2011-05-03 11:55:34 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Of course this deep water drilling rig is safe.


There was nothing wrong with the blowout preventer. It's Normal for them to operate with a dead battery and leaking hydrolics.
 
2011-05-03 11:58:01 AM

tacojohn: I think Sony should not only have to pay for all the damage done by loosing these account numbers, but should have to pay for all the potential damage that could be done. We just need to find a judge skilled in RIAA type math.


Awesome.

Also, I bought Battlefield: BC2 the day PSN went down, so I haven't been able to play it online yet. This is irksome, but it doesn't make me want to cry like a little girl like so many other PS3 owners, because it's a freaking video game. My productivity the past two weeks shot up 300%.
 
2011-05-03 11:59:52 AM

ArtosRC: PghThermal: /Osama loves him some WoW

PS3...Warcraft. Something's not right here.


Particularly since it was the student loan guys who found him.
 
2011-05-03 12:00:10 PM
This is the reason I never signed up.....
 
2011-05-03 12:02:24 PM
Having a Wii doesn't seem so bad now.

I use it mostly to watch Netflix anyway.

/that roller derby game is pretty fun
 
2011-05-03 12:04:19 PM
The way I understand it, PSN was hacked because the authentication/authorization was handled CLIENT SIDE in the firmware to get onto the developer network with god-level access to everything. This is security 101, you never trust the client. Sony was arrogant and incompetent and they thought their devices couldn't be cracked. Now that they have been, they're crapping their pants.

The course of this PSN story is REMARKABLY similar to the course of the Fukushima story in terms of the information being released by the parties involved.

"Oh, there's no problem."

"OK, there is a problem, but it's a small problem."

"OK, it's a bigger problem than we thought, but we've almost solved it."

"OK it's an enormous problem and we have no idea what we're going to do."
 
2011-05-03 12:05:36 PM
In many ways, I envy bin Laden: he'll never have to face the horrors of continued PSN downtime.
 
2011-05-03 12:05:59 PM

LaurenAguilera: I think it's hilarious that the PSN is still down... and SOCOM4 was just released.

The commercials don't say anything about WHEN you will be able to play this new $60 game after you purchase it... as it's all online play, who the hell knows?


was thinking the same thing...

*checks profile*
*cough... choke... swallows gum...*
2nd photo... that is the most awesomely massive display of sponge bob that I have seen in long time!

/fantastic missiles BTW
 
2011-05-03 12:08:16 PM
home.comcast.net
 
2011-05-03 12:09:41 PM

the_real_muppet:
...

The course of this PSN story is REMARKABLY similar to the course of the Fukushima story in terms of the information being released by the parties involved.

"Oh, there's no problem."

"OK, there is a problem, but it's a small problem."

"OK, it's a bigger problem than we thought, but we've almost solved it."

"OK it's an enormous problem and we have no idea what we're going to do."


Heh, that would be PR damage control 101, something Sony is well practiced at.

On the other hand, we can always hope their HQ building starts glowing green and everyone who had a hand in this debacle sprouts a second nose around their taintal area.

/Just got the nice courtesy email from SOE
 
2011-05-03 12:12:24 PM
They lost the data on everquests servers from 2007? MEH.

Maybe its just my negativity towards microsoft, but I keep thinking that if a data leak happened on microsoft servers, the clients would never end up knowing about it.
 
2011-05-03 12:15:37 PM

HotWingConspiracy: Oy. I'm literally never buying from the Sony store ever again. I only got the damn PS3 to play Borderlands with my friends, and I haven't touched it since. But I did buy some of the DLC, so they have my card info.

I thought I'd have more fun with the system, but I just find the 360 to be better in every meaningful measure.


So you weren't really ever planning to buy from them again but now you REALLY won't buy from them again?

Sony is really scared now.
 
2011-05-03 12:16:42 PM

Doktr Gud Brayne: I am shocked that anything SOE is involved with could go wrong in any way.


For the last couple years, every time I read an announcement from them I hear circus music.
 
2011-05-03 12:19:21 PM
I think I purchased Mortal Kombat 2 and rented Iron Man HD a few years ago on the PS network. I'm not sure if the credit card that was used is still valid, but it could me.

With that said, nobody deserves this PR nightmare more than Sony. I could potentially be damaged by this, and I'm still glad someone is sticking it to these assholes.
 
2011-05-03 12:19:58 PM
We sort of already knew about this as people have been talking about their non-PSN accounts being hacked months ago.

It looks like this is an extraordinarily bad compromise in their entire system that has likely been running active for at least several months if not longer.

There have been reports of people that haven't even had business with Sony in 10 years that have had their old account data compromised (credit cards and such even; why does even Sony need your credit data after a decade of not using it?!).
 
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