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posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:07 AM
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Now Sony is hacked for a second time with another 25 MILLION customers' personal details stolen Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...


www.dailymail.co.uk

An extra 24.6 million computer game users may have had their personal details stolen by internet hackers after Sony revealed it had suffered a second major security breach in less than a month – this time to the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) PC games network.

The beleaguered electronics giant said the names, addresses, emails, birth dates, phone numbers and other information from PC games customers were stolen from its servers as well as an ‘outdated database’ from 2007.

In the newly discovered breach on SOE about 23,400 financial records from the 2007 database involving people o
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posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:07 AM
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Take a break from Osama and read this. Sony hacked AGAIN. For the second time another major security breach for Sony and the PSN. This isn't looking good for them at all. Must be embarrassing. I hope the President doesn't commit harakiri. I mean what are they going to do if they just keep getting hacked in to over and over? One can only wonder.... I don't even own a Ps3. I'm PC only.

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posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:11 AM
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I think this is a much bigger deal then people make it out to be. Sony is already losing alot of business from the first hack. After this its only going to get worse. Xbox is looking to sink its teeth deeper into the online gaming community with all of these disgruntled gamers, and I know quite a few of them. I have PS3, but I never provided my bank info to PS online, lucky me.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:11 AM
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Yeah, I saw this online earlier, too. PSN's days of being a free service are numbered.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:13 AM
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Just on Sunday, the Japanese playstation guys bowed in apology to the gamers for the original hack!!

Now they gotta get Samurai swords and stab themselves.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:27 AM
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this is what i said in another tread about this the first time they got hacked. Personally i think it was Microsoft who did it i could be wrong but whats the point of stealing 2.3 million bank account numbers if your a team of like 5 hackers. I'm thinking Microsoft had sony hacked it would make sense given the state japan is in then x-box makes more money from people switching to x-box. This isn't conspiracy its just corporate espionage happens all the time we just don't hear about it because companies hide it from the public. In this case I'm guessing someone put a back door program in their system which let the hackers in bang game over. maybe a key logger as well that's how they knew the encryption
edit on 3-5-2011 by pcrobotwolf because: (no reason given)
actually I'm studying information security in school and my teachers talk about this stuff all the time.Microsoft had the most to gain from this as well remember this means companies who make games will switch to X-box as well. Now it x-box vs Nintendo lol I know its almost certain now it has to be someone on the inside



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:29 AM
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No details were stolen unlike first thought according to Sony today.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:33 AM
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This is a really sad time for the games industry, why don't these hackers go pick on something else. Video games are forever getting bad press and this is certainly damaging. Sony however need to get their act together.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:54 AM
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This is in regards to SOE not SNEA which runs PSN. Also (according to the article on PSU) this attack happend during april 17th - 19th, so it would half been apart of the other attack and not a new one (edit, re-reading the daily mail article places it two days before psn hack. Either way I would still consider them to be apart of the same attack against sony). Another one of those "did sony really know and just now release this info, or did they really just find out themselves?"
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posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:55 AM
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I'm not a PS3 gamer so I'm a little in the dark here, but why do they have your credit card numbers if the online game play is free?

Anyway, I'm wondering if this is just some other hackers beside Anon that just figured Sony was an easy target after getting hacked the first time. Didn't Anon say they weren't going to do this to Sony anymore?

Has there been any reports of people's credit card info actually getting used for nefarious purposes after the first hack?



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:55 AM
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This is really disappointing for sony, First the psn and now soe....Psn is meant to be up and running sometime this week and now pc users are going to suffer due to this new attack. Just incase some folks are unsure.....SOE and PSN are two seperate entities...as far as i know they don't affect eachother....but thats just what i've been told.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:59 AM
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I can tell you very seriously, Microsoft is absolutely not involved in this hack, seriously.
PS: i really hope you all are careful with your bank accounts



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 04:00 AM
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Damn! hope they didnt get my details from my SWG account.

The best thing about this sony been hacked thing is that people are probably talking more. One of my friends was laughing about how he went to bed early and had sex with his girlfriend because psn was down and she was saying that she wished it would stay down because he is usually up til early morning playing it. Wonder how many other people are actually doing more activites while its down?

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posted on May, 3 2011 @ 04:26 AM
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This is all about teaching people that nothing is safe on the internet and it needs to be controlled by the government with Internet 2.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 04:31 AM
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To answer a question, our son (15) really wanted some character upgrade or another. He never asks for much - he's a very humble kid that rarely asks for anything. He bought his own PS3, used, after working hard for it and he had the money for the upgrade, but he had cash and wanted to pay us the cash if we'd help him by providing the credit card.

So we didn't hesitate to pull out a card for the $5.00 or so it cost.

That's why Sony had our CC info.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 06:34 AM
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Originally posted by PaR3v
I don't even own a Ps3. I'm PC only.


From your own article:

"this time to the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) PC games network.

The beleaguered electronics giant said the names, addresses, emails, birth dates, phone numbers and other information from PC games customers were stolen from its servers as well as an ‘outdated database’ from 2007."

This attack has nothing to do with the PS3.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 08:19 AM
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Originally posted by James1982
Anyway, I'm wondering if this is just some other hackers beside Anon that just figured Sony was an easy target after getting hacked the first time. Didn't Anon say they weren't going to do this to Sony anymore?

I'm fairly sure it wasn't Anon to begin with, just a few independent hackers. AnonOps for one have said they had nothing to do with it. Even if the hackers called themselves Anonymous (which I haven't heard about them doing), that hardly makes them representative of the collective, only a few rogues



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 08:58 AM
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Originally posted by AndrewJay
This is all about teaching people that nothing is safe on the internet and it needs to be controlled by the government with Internet 2.


Exactly.

Microsoft with Bill Gates(Builderberg) had the most to gain.

I guess more people will buy Xboxes,3DS's and Wii's now.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:00 AM
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Originally posted by HardbeatAcolyte

Originally posted by James1982
Anyway, I'm wondering if this is just some other hackers beside Anon that just figured Sony was an easy target after getting hacked the first time. Didn't Anon say they weren't going to do this to Sony anymore?

I'm fairly sure it wasn't Anon to begin with, just a few independent hackers. AnonOps for one have said they had nothing to do with it. Even if the hackers called themselves Anonymous (which I haven't heard about them doing), that hardly makes them representative of the collective, only a few rogues



You mean CIAnon.

Yeah they like to pretend they are hackers.Its just a little digital False flag.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:05 AM
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im a ps3 gamer liked the fact it was free to play online not like xbox not every thing is secure in this time of age its prob some pissed xbox freak who hacked it to show that ps3 is crap well sorry ill still stick by ps3 due to the free online play and all so here what ps3 going to do to get its gamers back



SONY plans to "welcome back" millions of users of its hacked PlayStation Network with an unprecedented giveaway of free downloads and access to games and music

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