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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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  • by Soluzar (1957050) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @08:11AM (#41008769) Homepage
    Those assholes really need to think about who they are hurting with this crap. It is the users, like me. I've got a substantial amount of PS3 games, both from PSN and retail. I just want to use them in peace without veing harassed by cyber-terrorists!
  • by ctheme (2694307) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @08:12AM (#41008771)

    Even if this is true, and PSN was compromised, what's the point? This benefits no good cause, and Sony isn't even the one being exposed here -- its users are.

    Anonymous is repeating the mistakes of Cablegate; releasing private information of parties who didn't ask to be involved. That's bullying, not hacktivism.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 16, 2012 @08:17AM (#41008825)

    That's the thing about poor security, Anonymous isn't the only one that was able to access the credentials. Perhaps you should be wondering why Sony isn't storing your hashed password in a salted format -- it appears to be a SHA1 hash represented in base64. Who else had access to your information that didn't advertise it to the world, and for how long? That's where your concern needs to be.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 16, 2012 @08:24AM (#41008891)

    Those assholes really need to think about who they are hurting with this crap. It is the users, like me. I've got a substantial amount of PS3 games, both from PSN and retail. I just want to use them in peace without veing harassed by cyber-terrorists!

    You support Sony with your money, you can't expect that you can just finance whatever crap you like and think that it won't come back and hurt you. (Unless you are one of the 1%, then you can obviously expect that.)
    Sony is evil and you trusted your money to them. They, however do not care enough about you to protect your data properly. You should be thankful that it was Anonymous that got to your personal information first. If any other hacker group would have been there first then you would have been screwed for real, assuming that no other group was there first and Sony just did't want to tell you.

    I hope you make a better decision next time you consider buying a Sony product.

  • by AmiMoJo (196126) <mojo@@@world3...net> on Thursday August 16, 2012 @08:26AM (#41008931) Homepage

    You should be thanking Anonymous for making you aware of how poorly Sony is protecting your personal data. After all, if those guys can get in then I'm sure people who do it for more than just lulz can too.

  • by Anrego (830717) * on Thursday August 16, 2012 @08:41AM (#41009081)

    Depends on which people you are talking about.

    The public at large doesn't give a shit about this kind of thing, which isn't really all that unreasonable. The slashdot crowd is very privacy/security conscious.. the general publis is not. 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.

    Even the rootkit thing. Again, the biggest reaction from the general public, even with all the news coverage, was “well that was naughty of them..”.

    Almost all companies are evil. Sony happens to be evil in a way that is perceived as particularly bad by the Slashdot community, but perceived as status quo by the general public.

    And of course, even if everyone that even remembers the rootkit thing stopped using Sony for the rest of their life and recommended to all their friends that they do the same, wouldn't make a dent in the profit statements. Which means they don't care about us either!

  • by JavaBear (9872) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @08:51AM (#41009187)

    "Someone claiming to be from Anonymous claims to have hacked PSN."

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 16, 2012 @09:09AM (#41009385)

    You are so clueless that you don't even understand what Anonymous have done _for_ you. They have exposed the fact that your data was being held with security that was so weak everyone could come get it and peddle it on the black markets. Perhaps you don't mind having your data sold around like a cheap whore, just so long as you are left ignorant of it.

    To make it perfectly clear, Anonymous didn't do anything to make your data insecure. Sony did that. Anonymous just demonstrated for you that Sony is doing that. That was a service to you.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 16, 2012 @09:16AM (#41009491)

    I use Sony because when I play a game online I don't like being called a f****t n****r by ignorant dolt. Say what you will but every time I'm at my friend's playing on his xbox people are making racist and out of line comments, whenever I play at home on my PS3, I don't hear that most of the time.

  • by Caerdwyn (829058) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @09:19AM (#41009529) Journal

    So to punish Sony for hurting their customers, Anonymous hurts Sony customers. But Anonymous is stealing credit card info for YOUR benefit!

    Good going, guys. Way to take the moral high road and to convince the public to support you. What's next, scrambling blood types in breached medical records databases to teach insurance companies a lesson with dead patients, so you can portray yourselves as Robin Hoods with a pile of bodies?

  • by Caerdwyn (829058) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @09:30AM (#41009657) Journal

    Thanking Anonymous for stealing my credit card info to demonstrate Sony's/Stratfor's/whatever's poor IT practices is akin to thanking an arsonist for burning down my house to demonstrate that it's flammable.

    There's not a shred of morality or good intention in Anonymous. None. They're vandals and thieves who never got over resenting authority figures when they were 13. Having the ability to run Metasploit against a video game host doesn't change the basic mindset.

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