Sony Suspends 93,000 PSN Accounts After Possible Cyberattack

Now this is just getting ridiculous…really Sony, again? Well, technically Sony isn’t fully to blame on this one. The data breach was discovered when there was “large amounts” of unauthorized sign-in attempts on its PSN, Sony Entertainment Networks (SEN) and Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) accounts. It also occurred between October 7th – 10th. Sony Group’s Chief Information Security Officer, Philip Reitinger, had this to say in a statement announcing the breach:

“These attempts appear to include a large amount of data obtained from one or more compromised lists from other companies, sites, or other sources. Given that the data tested against our network consisted of sign-in ID-password pairs, and that the overwhelming majority of the pairs resulted in failed matching attempts, it is likely the data came from another source and not from our networks. We have taken steps to mitigate the activity.”

So pretty much, it sounds like affiliate companies were to blame. Sony has stated that no actual account data was compromised, but will offer assistance to anyone who notices any illegal purchases made through SEN or PSN accounts. It seems that the perpetrators used a program/algorithm to randomly generate combinations log-ins and passwords, of which Sony states that a small amount of accounts showed current activity. Sony is urging their customers to regularly update their passwords and to use unique, hard-to-guess passwords. I feel bad for Sony, as it seems that their woes can never end.

Source: PC World

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