Hackers Also Hit Sony Online, Stole 12,700 Credit Cards

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Hackers Also Hit Sony Online, Stole 12,700 Credit Cards

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Sony just can't catch a break.

This morning, it was discovered that Sony Online Entertainment's servers were down, and that all online services from the largest MMOs to the smallest Facebook games had been suspended. In light of Sony's recent problems with the Playstation Network being used to steal user information and the resulting outage, this obviously merited some speculation. Now, Sony has announced the theft of data associated with 24.6 million Sony Online Entertainment accounts, including your "Name, address (city, state, zip, country), email address, gender, birthdate, phone number, login name and hashed password."

The hackers also got away with information from an outdated, non-US credit card database: a total of 12,700 international credit card numbers and 10,700 direct debit records, including bank account numbers, of residents of Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Spain.

Sony believes that the intrusion that took the information occurred sometime between April 16 and 17, which matches up nicely with the PSN hack. As Sony has repeated many times, the two networks are completely separate, which blurs the relationship between the two attacks. The theft was discovered only this morning as the company was investigating the details of the PSN hack, and the SOE service was promptly brought down.

To make up for the downtime, Sony will be providing an additional 30 days to any subscriptions, as well as an extra day for each day the services are down. It is also drafting a "make good" plan for its PS3 MMOs.

The company says it has plans to introduce complimentary assistance in enrolling "identity theft protection services" to all users affected by this attack, and will be forthcoming with details shortly.

This does not bode well for Sony. Not one little bit.

Source: Sony Online Entertainment via Joystiq

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Wow, they really cannot catch a break. This is why I hate hackers.

If they keep this up, they'll ALMOST be in the Apple or Linux territory of incompetence.

You've got to be kidding me.

One question: WHY?

Daaaaaamn.

I wonder how many people at Sony are gonna get fired for being completely incompetent.

FredTheUndead:
If they keep this up, they'll ALMOST be in the Apple or Linux territory of incompetence.

Mind explaining that position?

I don't hate you for the post, I'm actually curious as to why you said that. I want to learn! :P

wsmieszek:
One question: WHY?

That's a good question, too.

Nice of you to have let us all know Sony.... Oh wait! You didn't! Also I don't want free service on a system you can't protect.

WOW... So they make how much money each year and they dont even have a great security network? This IS going to have long term effects on the company.

Do SOE have anything to do with SCEE? I thought that SCEE was purely Playstation and SOE just collaborated with them occasionally.

Wow. That's messed up. And I thought Facebook was insecure with private data. Needless to say, I won't be getting a PS3 any time soon.

Wow. (shit just got real)³

I wonder how many exponents I'm going to get up to throughout all of this. It just gets worse and worse for Sony.

*Sigh* Fuck you hackers, you filthy leeches.

Megacherv:
Do SOE have anything to do with SCEE? I thought that SCEE was purely Playstation and SOE just collaborated with them occasionally.

I hate Koth.... Tezzeret is so much cooler.

Yeah! Go hackers! Take care of big, bad EEEEEVIL corporations like Sony! Who cares that you're likely going to put millions of people out of work? Who cares that you are performing a felony on millions of people? Who cares that your selfish actions are causing nothing but misery? Who cares that people are being denied a simple service all becuase you wanted to go hack big, bad Sony? You're taking on an EEEEEVIL corporation, so that makes it all ok!

...God I hope this fucker is killed on his way to the courtroom if when he gets caught...

Wow... you'd think they would have seen this coming... whoever these hackers are, they have a vendetta against Sony.

This is redeculess and is why i hate hackers :/

dragongit:
Wow... you'd think they would have seen this coming... whoever these hackers are, they have a vendetta against Sony.

I wonder if they are going to come to other system as well. Or just thought they could bring sony down a peg or two with their talk of "un-hackable" system. Though who knows with this. Hate to say this Sony fans but I hope they don't come to xbox or PC(Though not sure how they can do this one...but who knows with these people.)

Who the fuck is doing this!? For christ's sake would you assholes just let us play our games!?

*Goes into fetal position and cries* *Wished he got a PC instead of a mac*

Seriously, what the hell.

Goddammit. Does this mean I have to wait even LONGER for PSN?

LastGreatBlasphemer:
*Sigh* Fuck you hackers, you filthy leeches.

Megacherv:
Do SOE have anything to do with SCEE? I thought that SCEE was purely Playstation and SOE just collaborated with them occasionally.

I hate Koth.... Tezzeret is so much cooler.

But Koth's red and I play Red

And I'd like to see Tezz Red Sun someone for 13

Whoever did this had some serious issues with Sony.

*glares at cat*

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Oy yoy yoy.

Can they just.......can't they just stop for two seconds?

Seriously, for god's sake, stop being dicks.

I really have to wonder how secure Sony's system was in the first place if their services are being hacked left and right. They're either really unlucky or incompetent, and I'm not sure which one is scarier.

Good Grief......ABORT!

Oh my, they probably have my old address and a canceled credit card now. Think of the shit I would be in if I hadn't canceled my Star Wars Galaxies subscription years ago due to it turning to shit.

PSN stands for PlayStation NOTwork.

Mr. Omega:
Yeah! Go hackers! Take care of big, bad EEEEEVIL corporations like Sony! Who cares that you're likely going to put millions of people out of work? Who cares that you are performing a felony on millions of people? Who cares that your selfish actions are causing nothing but misery? Who cares that people are being denied a simple service all becuase you wanted to go hack big, bad Sony? You're taking on an EEEEEVIL corporation, so that makes it all ok!

...God I hope this fucker is killed on his way to the courtroom if when he gets caught...

This has nothing to do with "sticking it to the man". These attacks are just about good ol' greed. Also murder is way too extreme for identity theft.

This doesn't surprise me too much. Hackers are consistent bastards who will attack every weakness available. I'm surprised that the SoE servers weren't taken down along with PSN/Qriocity, given that it's all right up that alley.

Hopefully Sony gets some badass security that gives the next hacker that tries to get into the network(s) a new asshole.

Drummie666:
*Goes into fetal position and cries* *Wished he got a PC instead of a mac*

I'm sorry, I found this funny XD

But really, I feel bad for Sony...just a tiny bit. Not much.

wsmieszek:
One question: WHY?

I loved the fact that when I read your post I was playing music and the lyrics at that time were: "What's the point?".

Anyway

OT: The hacks have to be related. Otherwise the timing is a bit too weird.

meh most of your information is already out there as it is..and as long as you cancel your card/order a new one then that'll get rid of most of what has happened, just pay attention to your statement and your good to go.

sheic99:

Mr. Omega:
Yeah! Go hackers! Take care of big, bad EEEEEVIL corporations like Sony! Who cares that you're likely going to put millions of people out of work? Who cares that you are performing a felony on millions of people? Who cares that your selfish actions are causing nothing but misery? Who cares that people are being denied a simple service all becuase you wanted to go hack big, bad Sony? You're taking on an EEEEEVIL corporation, so that makes it all ok!

...God I hope this fucker is killed on his way to the courtroom if when he gets caught...

This has nothing to do with "sticking it to the man". These attacks are just about good ol' greed. Also murder is way too extreme for identity theft.

you wouldn't believe how pissed off people get over the phone when im at work, they hear someone has been using their card and they near shit bricks saying how they are getting all their guns out to find this fucker.

I would of though after the initial hacking incident they would have beefed up security. Or is the hacker plugged into the Matrix?

i think i have a soe account but was there anything important on there

Yowch.

Sony really need to tighten their security, they dun goofed big time.
But really it's like closing the stable door after the horses have trampled several bystanders.

I hope the people caught up in this are alright, the hackers, quite frankly, are definitely not protesting anything, they're merely being human scum.

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