Yea that’s right… AGAIN! This hack was a minor one though;according to Reuters.com and Sony.com, on May 5th Sony discovered an out of date website that held information on 2,500 names and partial mailing addresses of individuals that entered a 2001 product sweepstakes. This information was stolen and posted on that website by hackers.
Sony reported that once found, they immediately took the website down. They also stated that no information about credit cards, passwords or social security numbers were listed.
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Sony has announced on the Playstation Blog that the rebuild of their system is complete and they are in “the final stages of internal testing of the new system”.
Sony identity theft protection
Sony has also announced that it will be issuing complementary identity theft services (via Debix) to Playstation Network and Qriocity account holders located in the US for 12 months. This service will include:
– Cyber monitoring and surveillance of the Internet to detect exposure of an AllClear ID Plus customer’s personal information, including monitoring of criminal web sites and data recovered by law enforcement.
– Priority access to licensed private investigators and identity restoration specialists.
– A $1 million identity theft insurance policy per user to provide additional protection in the event that an AllClear ID Plus customer becomes a victim of identity theft.Read More...
Yesterday Sony reported that they found a file on the SOE server with Anonymous in it’s name and the words “We are legion” in it’s contents, they then suspected Anonymous or associates of Anonymous were guilty of the security breach. Today Anonymous has responded to these claims stating that they didn’t do it. In their statement sent to The Guardian, Anonymous says;Read More...
Remember when I said I wouldn’t be talking about Sony again? Well I kina lied….sorry – business as usual.
Things are only going downhill for Sony. First of all let me define the word ‘Subpoena‘ via Dictionary.com:
[suh-pee-nuh, suhb-] –noun
‘the usual writ for the summoning of witnesses or the submission of evidence, as records or documents, before a court or other deliberative body.’
Seriously internet I’m done, this is the LAST time I’m writing about Sony. My fingers want to engage in more meaningful activities than to help me write about a multi billion dollar company that has been well respected for many many years and is now gently being disregarded in terms of trust. I’m just a dude who wants to play Portal 2, that’s all.
So lets get started; A Canadian law firm has proposed a class action lawsuit in excess of $1 BILLION dollars against Sony for:Read More...