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Anonymous Claims To Have Hacked Sony PSN Again 239

Posted by samzenpus
from the we're-back dept.
hypnosec writes "Anonymous has claimed a new attack on Sony's PlayStation Network, and this time around it seems they have information from nearly 10 million user accounts. As a proof of the hack they dumped more than 3000 credentials online in the form of a pastebin post. The notorious hacktivist group is claiming that the entire set of hacked credentials contains over 10 million PSN accounts and that the file is of around 50GB." Update: 08/16 13:12 GMT by S : Sony has denied this claim.
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Anonymous Claims To Have Hacked Sony PSN Again

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  • Fail. (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 16, 2012 @08:14AM (#41008793)

    Proven false.

    * the document of leaked data linked to in the Twitter account appears to be identical to one posted on the Internet back in March.
    * Anonymous has deleted the Tweet claiming that it hacked the PSN.
    * Direct statement from Sony: "We’ve confirmed that the recent claim that PlayStation Network was illegally hacked and that customer passwords and email addresses were accessed is completely false."

  • by deadbeefcafe (1371017) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @08:17AM (#41008827)
    http://www.videogamer.com/news/psn_hack_claims_are_false_says_sony.html [videogamer.com]

    Last night someone claiming to be a member of Anonymous posted what was alleged to be information obtained from 50GB of compromised PSN data, but it turned out the data was the same as that released last year when PSN was hacked. "We've confirmed that the recent claim that PlayStation Network was illegally hacked and that customer passwords and email addresses were accessed is completely false," assured Sony in a statement.

  • by Xest (935314) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @08:23AM (#41008887)

    Sure, and I want to live my life without Sony lobbying governments to fuck up the internet, but thanks to people like you giving them money I can't.

    Besides, it's not as if Sony has a great track record of keeping your data safe so why do you keep putting it in their hands in the first place? Honestly, if a company can't notice 50gb of sensitive data flying out of it's network it has to have a pretty high degree of incompetence.

  • by Vanderhoth (1582661) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @08:25AM (#41008917)
    I don't think there's enough space to list everything here.

    Off the top of my head we can start with rootkit CDs, locking users out of their PSN accounts and denying them products they've already paid for, removal of the Other OS and poor security.
  • by andydread (758754) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @08:35AM (#41009007)
    erm.. how about installing rootkits on people's computers disabling their CD drives in the name of "stopping piracy" then having the arrogance to claim that "people shouldn't worry about it, most of them commoners don't even know what a rootkit is so why all the fuss?" How about bankroling some of the most Draconian censorship laws for the Internet? PIPA, SOPA, ACTA, DMCA, PROTECT-IP all bankrolled and lobbied for by Sony and friends. Not to mention their relentless attempts to proprietize media formats. But wait... there's more! They sell you a device then remove features that you paid for after the fact then changed their EULA so that if you cannot sue them when they screw up. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Sony used to be a good company when they only made hardware. The day Sony got into the content business is the day Sony went sour.
  • by gman003 (1693318) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @09:41AM (#41009811)

    The public at large doesn't give a shit about this kind of thing, which isn't really all that unreasonable. ... Lest we forget when the network was hacked the first time around, the biggest, loudest complaint was not that CC info was leaked, along with personal details, but that the network was down and people couldn’t play the games they paid for.

    Indeed. I made the mistake of answering "because Sony is evil and deserves it" to a comment "Why?" on the Kotaku forums.

    That started off a rather nasty flamewar, but most of the counter-arguments boiled down to:
    1) Accusing me of being an XBox fanboy (which apparently invalidates your opinions). They also often said that hackers must also be Microsoft fanboys, as Microsoft never gets hacked and they're "just as evil" as Sony.
    2) Accusing me of being a troll ("obvious troll is obvious" was said at least once without a trace of irony)
    3) Saying that the only people being hurt are Sony's customers, not Sony themselves (somehow not realizing the implications - if customers keep getting attacked, they aren't likely to continue being customers)
    4) Saying that nobody ever used Linux on the PS3 and that Sony was 100% justified in removing it

    And in one memorable case, bringing up Hitler, trying to minimize Sony's "evilness" by comparing it to that.

    So no, none of "the general public" consider anything Sony does to be evil. They could probably kill a few people and people would care more about whether they can play their Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC or not.

  • by repvik (96666) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @10:30AM (#41010743)

    There was no hack. This is the same credentials list, posted in march: http://pastebin.com/hhU8Q9di [pastebin.com]

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