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Old 04-28-2011, 04:31 AM
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Thumbs down PSN pwn'd, me not surprised.

Playstation Network breached, no end to downtime in sight - Hack a Day

Yep, PlayStation Network has been cracked by some blackhats. Sony has changed their story at least twice before actually telling the truth, "Everything that can be accessed has been accessed". This wasted valuble time for those with their primary credit cards associated with PSN to cancel, it has been reported by numerous people that fraudulent charges have been made on their cards. What a disaster, but somehow I'm not surprised. This is Sony we're talking about.

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“what could Sony possibly do to regain your trust?”. Nothing. The enormity of this incident only caps off a downward spiral of inanity that Sony has been pursuing. Unfortunately, in the long term, this won’t hurt them. They’ll attempt some sort of spin, and by next year, people will forget. Such is the life of the sheeple.
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:54 AM
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Bummer.

I'll admit to being something of a Sony fanboy, however the PS3 is basically a Blu-ray player that happens to play a few games. Sony's best minds haven't been fully engaged in the video game scene since the original Playstation (One). This is just another symptom of that problem. Even after all these years, many facets of the PS3 are quite half-baked.

There are already class action lawsuits on the books for this incident, and I'm sure Sony will be hemorrhaging money for quite some time as a result of this.
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Ouch
I feel sorry for anyone who uses it, and I hope there won't be too much trouble with the card details.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:31 AM
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PS3 Network = Finance and Security expense.
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Am I the only one who's kind of 'meh' about this whole thing?

I mean, I had my primary card connected to that, but these days, how hard is it really to just change a few passwords and cards these days? Not really all that difficult. Yeah, it's irritating, but it's no more than a minor irritatnt for me personally. (Having said that, I don't have any money that the hacker in question could steal. )
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Considering the delay between when it was actually taken and Sony admitting it, it would be easy for anyone with the database to make some fraudulent charges. Some of those people won't notice, and there's the problem.
Also, Sony, a huge company, not storing data appropriately - it was all in plaintext.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:20 PM
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This is why I pay for my service. It's premium, and gets looked after. I'm not starting a fanboy war, God that gets annoying. Tbh, Sony was on the back-foot after the Move was...well....anyway, this isn't good for them.
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With the PC, you get online for free without trusting your data to a company.
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With the PC, you get online for free without trusting your data to a company.
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Except your ISP...
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The same ISP your xbox/PS3 data also travels over and not for free?
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PC companies don't build and sell their equipment below cost.
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SECOND set of credit card details stolen from Sony. Win win sony.


Sony Online loses 12,700 credit card account numbers, 24.6 million accounts compromised [update 2] | Joystiq
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