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May 03

PSN Update 2: Sony Closes Another Online Service as 100 Million Now Affected

Sony’s and millions of users nightmare got even worse today as it emerged that not only had the play station network been hacked but also Sony’s Online Entertainment. Sony was forced to close the service which runs various online games.

Worse still the SOE breach was thought to have happened before the PSN network problems which raise numerous questions about Sony’s whole handling of the crisis. One expert said, ‘Inevitably people will be wondering if more is to come’. Names, addresses, emails, DOBs, numbers and this time Sony has also admitted some credit details card (Outside the US) were taken.

On Sunday Sony had said that it hoped to have some services up and running sometime this week, though nothing is certain. Users will need to use two methods to verify their account when PSN goes back online, because of the compromised security. The exact methods remain unclear.

Sony also hit back at reports that millions of credit card details had been taken, saying that too its knowledge this is untrue. They said, ‘there is no evidence our main credit card database was compromised’. We can only hope that everything gets back online as soon as possible.

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  •  SONYS DOWN AGAIN. WHO WOULD OF THOUGHT

  • Has anyone not considered the enraged hacker community as culprits of this ? Just after sony struck against them for “Jailbreaking” PS3’s ?

  • Ya probably …but the internet could be used for military advantages as well. These corporations would have no choice in official matters. ;) Ya right right!

  • United States Vs Japan? These are *multinational* corporations who have little interest in *national* affairs – They just want to make money

  • United States Vs Japan? These are *multinational* corporations who have little interest in *national* affairs – They just want to make money

  • Not in numbers

  • Linux wins

  • battle of the internet. microsoft vrs sony