PlayStation Network hacked once again, 93,000 accounts compromised

/ 5 years ago

Last April 2011, the Playstation Network was victim of a massive hack resulting in the theft of personal data from 77 million users. Sony recently confirmed another breach compromising about 93,00 accounts this time.

This attack was flagged as a “large amount of unauthorized sign-in attempts” that led to the hijacking of valid sign-in IDs and passwords.

“Less than one tenth of one percent of our PSN, SEN and SOE consumers may have been affected. There were approximately 93,000 accounts (PSN/SEN: approximately 60,000 accounts; SOE: approximately 33,000) where the attempts succeeded in verifying those accounts’ valid sign-in IDs and passwords, and we have temporarily locked these accounts. As a preventative measure, we will be sending email notifications to these account holders and will be requiring secure password resets or informing consumers of password reset procedures,” stated Sony.

This time around Sony said that no data was taken with these unauthorized attempts.

“Only a small fraction of these 93,000 accounts showed additional activity prior to being locked. We are continuing to investigate the extent of unauthorized activity on any of these accounts,” Sony added.

This doesn’t look good for Sony as this is the second time it has happened, Sony should really look into a safer security system, especially when millions of personal data are at risk.