Sony’s Chief Information Security Officer has sent out mass emails to PlayStation 3 owners whose accounts might have been compromised. Hackers have attacked over 93,000 user accounts, using a brute force method of attempting to find out the PSN username and password combinations.
According to Sony, 66K of the compromised accounts are tied to PSN, while 33,000 are SOE accounts. Sony has grounded those accounts and reassured gamers that “only a small fraction of these 93,000 accounts showed additional activity prior to being locked.”
Sony urges gamers to change their password as soon as possible, pronouncing “We are currently reviewing those accounts for unauthorized access, and will provide more updates as we have them. Please note, if you have a credit card associated with your account, your credit card number is not at risk. We will work with any users whom we confirm have had unauthorized purchases made to restore amounts in the PSN/SEN or SOE wallet.”
Let us know if you've received a letter from Sony warning of the break-in.
93,000 PSN accounts compromised in data mining attack
12 October 2011 | By JAFalcon