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We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have:
Finally they come out and tell us exactly why. At least they are trying.



http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/...-and-qriocity/
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Why does a security firm have to be called in? Why can't Sony do it themselves...I mean it is THEIR network.
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At least they didn't get our credit card information

While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility

oh wait.....


I'm annoyed so much by this, someone please tell me that some random person having my information isn't such a bad thing?


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U.S. residents are entitled under U.S. law to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit bureaus. To order your free credit report, visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call toll-free (877) 322-8228.
We have also provided names and contact information for the three major U.S. credit bureaus below. At no charge, U.S. residents can have these credit bureaus place a “fraud alert” on your file that alerts creditors to take additional steps to verify your identity prior to granting credit in your name
U.S. = World?

what about the other countries???
Edited by DeadMau5 - 4/26/11 at 1:16pm
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So did they just hit a few people, or was everyones info compromised?
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So did they just hit a few people, or was everyones info compromised?
Certain users. Out of 70million+ PSN accounts
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Talk about a train wreck.

edit: I'm glad I've never bought anything on my PS3/Playstation Store using my credit card
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Why does a security firm have to be called in? Why can't Sony do it themselves...I mean it is THEIR network.
Same reason you don't fill your own cavities or do your own brain surgery. Sony may be good at building electronics, but that does not mean they are good at network security.

Security firms will follow specific protocols to protect evidence in case they need to go to court.
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wondering if sony regrets the lawsuit yet
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At least they didn't get our credit card information

While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility

oh wait.....


I'm annoyed so much by this, someone please tell me that some random person having my information isn't such a bad thing?




U.S. = World?

what about the other countries???
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Same reason you don't fill your own cavities or do your own brain surgery. Sony may be good at building electronics, but that does not mean they are good at network security.

Security firms will follow specific protocols to protect evidence in case they need to go to court.
That is a horrible example. I didn't create my own teeth, I only care for them. Sony on the other hand created and runs their PSN.

So when your desktop, you know the one that you build and run, breaks down on you, you take it to a computer store and have someone else take care of it for you?
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