Sony hacked.. Again!
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
A hacker allegedly broke into So-net one of Sony’s ISP’s and stole over $1,200 of virtual tokens. Also the security firm F-Secure, discovered a phishing site that was hosted on one of Sony’s server’s in Thailand. So, again Sony has been hacked. This is just barely a month after the last calamity’s, it’s really hitting Sony hard last month they lost over information on over 100 million users. This month they lost another 90 email addresses, which can be used in phishing scams. For those of you that are unaware of phising scams, if you received an email saying “Sony requires your credit card details to verify your account otherwise it will be removed within 7 days”. Sony would never ask for your credit card details in an email. So the person impersonating Sony would have access to your bank account.
The intruder used one IP address to hack the server and used a Bot program to access So-net over 10,000 time before gaining access. The strange thing is even basic forums have the ability to temporarily lock you out after say 3 failed attempts, but there was no such system in place here. Even if the system did not lock out the user, they could have had the system flag up the fact that someone was continuously failing to enter there password correctly.
The Playstation network may be back online, but for how long? Last week Sony had to take down a portion of the network because there was a programming error which would allow hackers to gain access to the system again.
The future is not looking bright for Sony, PS3 trade-ins have been on a steady rise since last month and the Xbox 360, from the off had a larger user base. Lets hope Sony can hold onto some of its users and get the PS4 released with a secure version of the Playstation network running on it. I hope Sony can redeem itself in the future. To do so they need to take better care off their users, the games on offer to users as compensation were a fairly poor mix off cheap or outdated games. Games such as Wipeout HD which is just a PS1 game with improved graphics. The only semi-respectable title was Infamous, but this has been out for a few years now.
If Sony want to keep their users they are going to have to have to take a loss somewhere along the lines.