Thursday, 13 October 2011

FFS Sony!

To the surprise of everyone, except Playstation 3 owners, Sony has been the victim of yet another online attack.
"We have detected attempts on Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment (“Networks”) services to test a massive set of sign-in IDs and passwords against our network database"
 Sony are trying to downplay the attack, by stating that less than 0.1% of their PSN, SEN and SOE userbase may have been affected. Which is much less than the previous hacking debacle, but it's still 93,000 accounts that could be compromised and Sony say no credit card data was stolen but will refund anyone who found any unauthorised activity on their account. So you may want to check your finances, if wanted to play Uncharted and saw this instead:

Wait, I never downloaded Swagga Jagga?

  Sony recommended re-setting your password and, in a slight dick move, said the following:

“We want to take this opportunity to remind our consumers about the increasingly common threat of fraudulent activity online, as well as the importance of having a strong password and having a username/password combination that is not associated with other online services or sites”
So instead of apologising for letting a few -V mask wearing - fish slip though the net, Sony have a go at the customer. Even though they're right -you really should have smart passwords for any online accounts you use- Sony aren't in any position of laying the remotest amount of blame on the user, seeing the PSN was a open door to hackers anyway, and they didn't bother to notify said users. So just get on with, you know, FIXING YOUR BROKEN NETWORK! And dear reader, don't just use one-word passwords. Use several, and add numbers in there too, then try it out on password checker ok?

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