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Sony: 93,000 PSN Accounts Have Been "Compromised" By Hackers

Jonathan Lester
Hackers, PSN, Sony

Sony: 93,000 PSN Accounts Have Been "Compromised" By Hackers

Data Obtained From "Other Companies"

Sony's Chief Security Officer has issued a statement declaring that approximately 93,000 Sony accounts have been recently accessed by hackers - and that they've locked the offending IDs after "unauthorized purchases" were made. Apparently the personal information used to gain access to the accounts was gleaned from "other companies, sites or other sources." 60,000 of these accounts were PlayStation Network or Sony Entertainment Network accounts, whereas 33,000 were for Sony Online Entertainment. The total figure corresponds to one tenth of one per cent of Sony's total PSN, SEN and SOE audience.

Before you start panicking, your credit card details are perfectly safe.

"Please note, if you have a credit card associated with your account, your credit card number is not at risk. We will work with any users whom we confirm have had unauthorized purchases made to restore amounts in the PSN/SEN or SOE wallet."

We'll keep you posted. Probably worth updating your password, though, just in case. Make sure that it's a unique password that you don't use for any other sites or accounts.

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jamesgrahamslack  Oct. 12, 2011 at 14:29

So what, Sony are saying this has NOTHING to do with when they were hacked.... right!

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