Sony Shuts Down PlayStation Network 'Indefinitely'

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    Its sad that someone would even hack the playstation network. I hope they get caught.

    Also I'm glad you don't have to pay for the playstation network like you do xbox live else sony would be getting a hell of a lot of complaints about people wanting compensation!
     
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    Also on http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2011/...ervice-update/

    Full text (for those who can't get to site)

     
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    Yay - more personal details stolen! :wall:

    Thanks for the update V_R, I've not been able to log in to the PSN for days.

    I hope they clarify what they mean by passwords being stolen... if they stored passwords without encryption then there is a serious problem there...
     
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    Well that's a damn shame :(

    I didn't realise online gaming with PS3 was for free.

    That's one of the most disagreeable elements of the Xbox 360 having to pay for their 'Gold' online service.

    I don't subscribe myself.

    By way of mentioning, Makros are advertising the 160Gb PS3 with 1 controller for £170 inc VAT atm, which is a pretty good price.
     
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    Its a bitch aint it.....

    Ian: yeh they better be encrypted, i went to change my pass on the website, but i cant.....

    I'm ****ed off it took them this long to say anything.
     
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    I've not seen them mention any encryption, which you'd think they would do asap (as it would stop a large part of the problem)... so it looks like they made a huge error there if that is indeed the case. Really, really annoyed about this if they have just stored passwords as plain text.
     
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    Tell me about it, i think its unbelievable if no encryption is/was used. Surely they must have all customer data encrypted....
     
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    http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2011/04/27/clarifying-a-few-psn-points/
     
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    Well, I've just cancelled the card associated with my PSN account. Overkill? Maybe, but peace of mind for me. :)
     
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    Banks must be treating this very seriously... this is what I saw when I logged in to my online banking (and I've never seen anything other than a generic notice before):

     
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    I have scrapped my credit card after a quick call to my bank. They have a fraud team on the case and i was assured if anything went wrong that Sony would foot the bill.
    It will 3-5 working days for a new card though.
    In future Sony will be getting paid through those cards with credit on them.
     
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    New update....

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/27/qa-1-for-playstation-network-and-qriocity-services/

    The main bit we all wanted to know....

     
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    Rather be safe than sorry
     
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    Sony to resume some PlayStation gaming services.
    Sony has said it will resume some services on its PlayStation Network, which was shut after the theft of personal details of about 77m users.

    Sony officials said they had boosted the security of their computer systems after user names, email addresses and log-in details were stolen.

    Executives, including Kazuo Hirai, the head of Sony's PlayStation unit, apologised for the security breach.

    The theft has prompted legal action and investigations in the US and Europe.

    "The organisation has worked around the clock to bring these services back on line and are doing so only after we had verified increased levels of security across our networks," said Mr Hirai in a statement.

    He is seen as the frontrunner to take over as head of Sony Corp.
    Deep bow "These illegal attacks obviously highlight the widespread problem with cyber-security," Mr Hirai's statement said.

    Later, at a news conference, Mr Hirai and two other Sony executives apologised and bowed deeply. "We apologise deeply for causing great unease and trouble to our users," he said.

    PlayStation users got their first indication that something was wrong with the service when it became unavailable on 20 April.
    In the following days, Sony issued three brief statements asking users to be patient while it investigated an "external intrusion", or hack.

    The full extent of the security breach became apparent on 27 April.
    In a statement posted on the official PlayStation blog, the company said user account information for the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services had been compromised following an "illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network".

    Sony said that although credit card data was encrypted and there was no evidence it was stolen, the theft of the data could not be ruled out.

    The PlayStation network allows gamers to download software and play with other users.
     
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    I would immediately contact the credit card company if you even suspect your data was lost. This is only the beginning...
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    What's the difference between a deep bow and a shallow bow I wonder?
     
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