More security strife for Sony PlayStation

12 October 2011

Playstation-Buttons-300x187Hey! Are you a British gamer? That's right - a massive, raving gamer with crumbs in the folds of your clothes, translucent from a lack of sunlight from playing your PS3, constantly?

Well, you'll be thrilled to learn that you may be among the tens of thousands whose stolen personal information was used to try to access the Sony PlayStation Network.

Sony announced that they'd detected a huge volume of "unauthorised sign-in attempts" on the PlayStation Network, the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) and Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), to the tune of approximately 93,000 accounts.

Of course, this isn't the first time Sony have had problems with this sort of thing. You may remember the months spent offline after over 100 million users' had their personal details and credit card information stolen.

A spokeswoman for Sony United Kingdom and Ireland said all affected affected accounts have been locked and that they'd be sending emails to their users and requiring secure password resets.

She said: "There have been a small number of accounts accessed globally but there is no country-specific breakdown yet. Our networks have not been hacked, but rather password and user ID combos have been accessed and passed on to third parties."

A spokesman for Sony Network Entertainment International have assured everyone that credit card numbers associated with the accounts are not risk.

TOPICS:   Privacy   Games

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