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Old 2011-10-12, 09:42 AM   [Ignore Me] #1
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33,000 SOE Accounts Hacked


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Old 2011-10-12, 11:50 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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I feel like this may be bad for PS2.
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Old 2011-10-12, 11:54 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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They really need to get their shit together.
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Old 2011-10-12, 12:38 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Bear in mind that this isn't Sony's fault. They're saying that someone had a list of names/passwords and tried a bunch of them. Some worked. Most didn't. The fault lies in those that never changed their password when the real breach happened some months back, as well as those that share passwords among several services.
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Old 2011-10-12, 02:23 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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A good majority of those people are probably those that purchase illegal services such as currency/items, power leveling, and cheats.
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Old 2011-10-12, 02:54 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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I got one of the emails...Oh boy.
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Old 2011-10-12, 03:26 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Originally Posted by Synnoc View Post
Bear in mind that this isn't Sony's fault. They're saying that someone had a list of names/passwords and tried a bunch of them. Some worked. Most didn't. The fault lies in those that never changed their password when the real breach happened some months back, as well as those that share passwords among several services.
Yea agreed it seems to be more along those lines as opposed to a full scale hacking like last time around.
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Old 2011-10-12, 03:57 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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At least they're being up front about it this time. Security is a difficult thing to get right and requires an ingrained culture to get it right. Each time something like this happens to a big company and makes news is a step towards a safer digital age.
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Old 2011-10-12, 03:59 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Sony really needs to get a better Network Security team. It's not like MySQL injections are new or anything. They should be able to test there sites and fix the issues. Come on guys.
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Old 2011-10-12, 04:50 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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Ok, good. I was about to seriously question Sony's integrity if it was a perimeter breach again.
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Old 2011-10-12, 10:07 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Or, Sony is just purging any accounts that people don't show up to fix their passwords on.

That was what I figured last time it happened. What better way to purge old, inactive accounts than to claim a breach?

Remember when Photobucket just randomly eliminated all or almost all of its online image database from being publicly accessible, claiming some reason or another?

Storage costs money. Costs can be reduced by staging a "disaster" or "attack" and *poof* storage costs plummet.

I don't know what really happened, or if anything really happened. But, if something happens that ends up as a benefit to Sony, with no cost to Sony, legally or otherwise, then it makes me wonder.
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Old 2011-10-12, 10:57 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Originally Posted by Synnoc View Post
Bear in mind that this isn't Sony's fault. They're saying that someone had a list of names/passwords and tried a bunch of them. Some worked. Most didn't. The fault lies in those that never changed their password when the real breach happened some months back, as well as those that share passwords among several services.
Even so, I'm sure the majority of the public will still view this as the fault of Sony and it will lose even more of it's player base.

I'm sure this would have been easily dealt with, but with the full-scale hacking just a few months ago, it may be harder to deal with PR wise.
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Old 2011-10-12, 11:07 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Well, these sorts of things happen all the time actually. Someone used account info they obtained from somewhere outside of Sony's systems and tried a brute force attack against SOE login servers. And then SOE staff caught the activity and shut it down.
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Old 2011-10-13, 02:06 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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Originally Posted by Spectre View Post
Even so, I'm sure the majority of the public will still view this as the fault of Sony and it will lose even more of it's player base.
Research shows this will only be in the short term then confidence will start to return.
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Old 2011-10-14, 07:15 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Another update:

http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/10...-recent-hacks/

It was just a brute force attack really and not a hack, probably happens everyday.
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