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Soo, I think the real reason sony canned the network was RAMPANT PIRACY someone figured out a huge loophole in the developer network and you could buy games using a fake credit card number, I doubt sony was hacked at all, just users hacking Firm Ware and exploiting a flaw in PSN.

http://venturebeat.com/2011/04/25/pl...obref=obinsite

I doubt anyone took anything (other than games), this looks like sony just started freaking out.
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Nope, they didnt

That would be fraud
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They wouldn't shut the entire network down because of that. At most they'd just disable downloads until it was fixed.
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Im not so sure, If they couldn't detect it or stop it and they felt like they had no other option / needed to shutdown and rebuild the whole network infrastructure to combat it, I bet they would go to extremes.

This just adds to them shutting it down I suppose. It has already been confirmed that sony did in fact encrypt CC data and that only personal info was non encrypted (still not ok) meaning that personal info could have been stolen, but even if they stole encrypted CC data it wouldn't do them any good.
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nvm
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Im not so sure, If they couldn't detect it or stop it and they felt like they had no other option / needed to shutdown and rebuild the whole network infrastructure to combat it, I bet they would go to extremes.

This just adds to them shutting it down I suppose. It has already been confirmed that sony did in fact encrypt CC data and that only personal info was non encrypted (still not ok) meaning that personal info could have been stolen, but even if they stole encrypted CC data it wouldn't do them any good.
All of the personal data stolen can probably be gotten anywhere else online. Its not like your address isn't common knowledge.
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