Wait, you’re telling us now?

I can’t imagine any of you missed the big ‘Sony got hacked‘ story all over the news.  It’s getting nut-so now that they’re confirming all this personal information getting jacked and giving people links to credit report services just in case they managed to take credit card info along with just about every other detail of your personal life.  It’s probably a little premature to start cancelling your credit cards, but a good password change is in order.  Graev has generated his 12+ digit random alphanumeric encryptions all over again just to be sure.

It’s so annoying that there’s no service for the PS3.  Graev got Portal for PS3 and luckily it came with a complimentary copy on Steam that he can use.  I can understand the Sony hate over the issues that hackers have raised, but I can’t understand anyone wanting to hurt players this badly or even Sony faking the outage — too much money and trust are being lost.

Have any of the SoE MMO’s been offline?  I know there was news that Free Realms and DCUO had issues but have they been down for several days too?  To be quite honest, I would change those passwords if I currently had an SoE account I cared about.

What I don’t get is this:

“We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network.”

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Sanz - April 26, 2011

What I don’t get is why you don’t get that sentence. Is it because they can’t pinpoint it to something less than 2 days?

Bartlebe - April 26, 2011

I think its that 2 days is a loooong time for your network to be “compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion.”

Jim - April 26, 2011

It’s called wth did you wait a week to tell me.

ScytheNoire - April 26, 2011

Real reason Sony’s network has been down for so long http://goo.gl/tVY27 They weren’t running a secure network to begin with

Keen - April 26, 2011

@Sanz: I’ll just reiterate the picture of Nathan and tell you to check your calendar…

Shadrah - April 26, 2011

@sanz: I think you weren’t picking up on the fact that they’ve known about this for a week. Yet failed to tell anyone. Seems like Sony may be trying to pull a one over on us. Who knows.. I’ve almost completely lost all faith in that company anyways.

Thallis - April 27, 2011

Yeah, my son hasn’t been able to play Little Big Planet for a week…. now I know why. The 2 days I’m fine with ,the week to tell us was totally crappy of Sony. BBL, need to cancel my CC card.

coppertopper - April 27, 2011

On the plus side, I imagine there will be some openings in IT soon.

Keen - April 27, 2011

A few days ago they said they’re rebuilding their system and the PSN will be offline “indefinitely”. At least it’s free, unlike XBL. Downside is the games people bought or enjoyed online just before this happened go unused.

And to clarify any confusion that might still be lingering, yesterday on the 26th they told us that sometime around the 19th info was compromised. That’s simply too long to wait.

Epiny - April 27, 2011

Considering I’ve only ever logged into the PSN twice I’m not worried. It sucks though.

Mac - April 27, 2011

They released a clarification yesterday saying they new there was an attack, but it wasn’t until monday when their investigation told them the info may have been compromised.


Also people seem to be forgetting that they didn’t say the credit card info was definitely compromised, but -may- have been and their recommending you keep an eye on things just in case.

This whole situation sucks, but I think people are really blowing it out of proportion. It’s not like they’re sitting on their asses doing nothing

SmakenDahed - April 27, 2011

What Epiny said.

Definitely bad.

You, sir, win the internet for that use of the Nathan Fillion animation.

Sanz - April 27, 2011

LoL ok I get it now. Bastards have my credit card info now probably. Or the Rift hackers do. Sigh. I guess it’s time to get new credit cards again.

Sanz - April 27, 2011

While we are insulting each other over calendars, let me just paste this here…cough…

“but it’s my plan to make a post a day again”

Keen - April 27, 2011

Didn’t know I insulted you.

Keen - April 27, 2011

How dare you not post every day. You’re fired from the site.

Thomas - April 28, 2011

I saw who did it. I was an eye witness. I’m telling everyone here first before going to the FBI. His name is Link and he works for Nintendo.

Rad Ran - April 28, 2011

You have to understand their logic. The last thing Sony wants is for everyone to cancel or change their CC numbers because no one will want to give the new number to Sony. They will lose tons.

Starko - April 28, 2011

How about I only just now as of 5 minutes ago got an email notification from Sony about my account information and “they can’t rule out” my credit card information as well was compromised.

Fortunately I listen to the news and I’m plugged in as to things going on. If I relied on Sony to keep me updated about possible identity theft I’d be nearly two weeks behind the curve.

Sloppy, damn sloppy Sony.

jackal - May 3, 2011

Im posting on this blog a little late, but just read the latest SOE press release. What stuns me is that even in their time of declaring a major failure on the part of their security, they still manage to fit it 1/3rd of the post as a commercial for their “leadership in online gaming”. Hubris needs a good solid smack to the ego.. ohh wait, they just got one.

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