Late News from 3. MAY
Tokyo, May 3, 2011 – Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment announced today that their ongoing investigation of illegal intrusions into Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE, the company) systems revealed yesterday morning (May 2, Tokyo time) that hackers may have stolen SOE customer information on April 16th and 17th, 2011 (PDT). SOE is based in San Diego, California, U.S.A.
This information, which was discovered by engineers and security consultants reviewing SOE systems, showed that personal information from approximately 24.6 million SOE accounts may have been stolen, as well as certain information from an outdated database from 2007. The information from the outdated database that may have been stolen includes approximately 12,700 non-U.S. credit or debit card numbers and expiration dates (but not credit card security codes), and about 10,700 direct debit records of certain customers in Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Spain.
Sony admits new hacker attacks: further 24.6 million users’ data at risk
On top hack against Sony’s Playstation Network is now also the users of Sony Online Entertainment hit. Thousands of European customers may have their bank details stolen.
Sony’s online services PlayStation Network and Qriocity this week will slowly start to get up and running again, after the company took them offline in response to a “very sophisticated” attacks, the company said.
Online gaming and access to rented movies will be the first services that returns to the PlayStation Network, while users of Qriocity again will have the option of using on-demand music service.
Other features including the PlayStation Store will only be available again in mid-May, said Kaz Hirai, head of Sony’s game division.
Sony has not yet determined exactly how many accounts were affected, but the attack may have affected all the 77 million accounts.
If you are a Plastation 3 User you might have seen this but for a summery :
The Sony Plastation network has ben hack and sony has no idea when its PlayStation Network servers will be back online.
Wednesday evening, 20 April began the first PlayStation 3 gamers having problems with logging on to the PlayStation Network.
The problem, which also included streaming service Qriocity, continued for three days before Sony, 22 April announced on its official blog that the problem was due to ‘an external intrusion. “In other words, the PSN was hacked.
It is the second time this month that Sony’s online service is down. Early in the month took a hacker activist group called ‘Anonymous’ responsibility for both the PlayStation Network and Sony’s website was unavailable.
If you’ve used a credit card on the PlayStation Network, you might want to keep an eye on your statements: Sony doesn’t yet know if customers’ financial information has been compromised by whoever cracked its servers.
Sony last night (26 april ) confirmed that “an illegal and unauthorized intrusion” in to its online network has resulted in a leak of 77 million customers’ personal details.
“PlayStation Network, which Sony says has around 70 million accounts, provides online gameplay and digital game shopping for owners of PlayStation 3 and PSP devices. Gamers will not be able to download games or play online while PSN is down.”
Owen Opinion :
How the f*** can a big comapany like sony let this happen ?
And we are talking about a 100 mio people that have ther bank acount taken.
have there ben any chance that they cod have prevent this atack ?
And now for something els – Just for fun
Microsoft and NAMCO BANDAI launch world’s biggest PAC-MAN
Microsoft has teamed up with NAMCO BANDAI to hit us with the world’s biggest user-generated PAC-MAN game.
You can try the game : http://worldsbiggestpacman.com/
Ribbon Hero 2: Clippy’s Second Chance
And yes you thing this is a joke ? but NO he is back.
The little clip from MS Office has got his return in a game that the office tema developt.
The game is available as a free download and serves to educate users of Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 how to use the ribbon interface.