Sony Freezes Nearly 100,000 Playstation Network Accounts After Hacking Attempts

Posted by | October 12, 2011

Once again the deserving target of hacker ire, Sony suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous account phishing last weekend. In a statement, Sony claimed they noticed a spike in login attempts from a particular internet address, and so locked the affected accounts. They suggest that the hackers were using passwords picked up from other sites, since people tend to use the same passwords and logins for everything. Coincidentally, such a story also washes Sony free of any blame. If you’re a PSN user, login and change your password. NOW. I’ll wait. Those gaming fools at the New York Times have the story.


2 Comments so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    October 12, 2011 6:41 am

    I’m serious. Change your password. And stop using the same password on your porn sites as you do for your gaming. Use a unique password for everything you log into, especially if it’s some remote Russian website full of warez and movies. The internet is strangely full of untrustworthy people.

  2. Helvetica
    October 12, 2011 11:04 am

    We’ll keep this fairly smart move on Sony’s part in mind even when we remember their sleazy change to the TOS and EULA that enjoins users from filing class action suits against them when they put their customers in danger.

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