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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
I kind of find it funny some people are trying to paint Sony as the evil one in this situation.
Sony is providing a service...a service people voluntarily use and pay money for. Hacking Sony, stealing their customers credit cards, and stealing their money doesn't reflect poorly on Sony...it reflects poorly on the hackers.
Let's remember, Sony has broken no laws here...the hackers have.
Supposed hacker chat-logs reveal PSN security lapses
A supposed chat log recorded from a discussion between PSN hackers has shown that data on the service wasn’t properly encrypted and that in the early days of PSN “you could see userpass, etc, plain”.
Originally posted by Conciliatore
I think over 9000 users on the PSN are actualy crying
Original story: Sony has officially stated that anyone using hacked firmware or any sort of circumvention technology will have their console banned for life from the PlayStation Network, but how does the company know when such a console logs in? One person claims to have broken into the PlayStation Network, and what he has found is rather shocking. If his findings are accurate, your credit card information is being sent to Sony as an unencrypted text file, and Sony is watching every single thing you do with your system, keeping detailed records all the while.
"Sony is the biggest spy ever... they collect so much data. All connected devices return values sent to Sony's servers," the hacker said. He claims that Sony knows what controllers you're using, what USB devices are plugged in, what sort of television you're using—everything. Here's another section of the chat log:
user2: another funny function i found is regarding psn downloads
user2: its when a pkg game is requested from the store
user2: in the url itself you can define if you get the game free or not. requires some modification in hashes and so on tho
user2: is like
user3: my god
That's not all: your credit card information is apparently being sent as an unencrypted text file. This is how the code is being sent to Sony:
creditCard.paymentMethodId=VISA&creditCard.holderName=Max&creditCard.cardNumber=45581234567812345678&creditCard.expireYear=2012&creditCard.expireMonth =2&creditCard.securityCode=214&creditCard.address.address1=example street%2024%20&creditCard.address.city=city1%20&creditCard.address.province=abc%20&creditCard.address.postalCode=12345%20
Originally posted by aivlas
Got to love the anon shills trying to turn this on sony
#29LOLshock94 27/04/11, 2:55 pm [user2] fake certs are known since years as vuln so companies encrypt such data twice normally [user2] but hey its sony –> its a feature
Originally posted by aivlas
reply to post by thatonedude
That chat log is just all around sketchy and has been redacted so much as to be worthless and it's talking about hacked firmware, I believe, so I would like to see someone sniffing this same data from a playstation running legit firmware, which would be more of a problem than user error. If this case turns out to be down to something so utterly retarded then sony will get hit hard in court, the bank account and public relations, like it should be.
Do you get warned every time your bank gets attacked?