PSN, 2K, Origin And Windows Live Alledgedly Hacked, Passwords And Logins Posted

Update: Microsoft has issued a statement. Basically, their sites have not been compromised. Here’s their statement in full:

We immediately investigated reports regarding some Microsoft Accounts including Windows Live and Hotmail and can confirm that no Microsoft site or service was compromised. Microsoft takes account security and privacy seriously. Should we identify any specific account at risk for any reason, we will take action to protect the account. To help keep your information safe, we encourage you to set strong passwords, change passwords regularly and avoid using the same password for multiple accounts. For more information on password security, visit our website at www.microsoft.com/security.

Original story follows.

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A hacker group have posted what they call “a small portion” of the logins they have stolen from the PSN, Windows Live and 2K Game Studios.

A pastebin of the data has been posted along with the following message:

Dear Internet, thefollowing is a very small portion of Lord Gaben and the rest of his crew’s glorious raids across the high seas of the Internet.

The group claim to be operating in the interests of public safety and have posted the data to make large companies review their security. The extent of the hack is huge and the group have boasted about the data they collected.

We have 800,000 from 2K and 500,000 credit card data. In all of our raids we have a total of around 7 million usernames and passwords,” he said. “We have around 2 million Comcast accounts, 620,000 Twitter accounts, 1.2 million credentials belonging to the CIA domain, 200,000 Windows Live accounts, 3 million Facebook, 1.7 million EA origins accounts, etc.

We suggest you change your passwords as soon as possible on any accounts that may be compromised. We are waiting for comment from Sony about the latest hack.

Source: CNET

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32 Comments

  1. Not even sure if these are all legitimate accounts. who would use 123456 as a password, or password password?

    • “Not even sure if these are all legitimate accounts. who would use 123456 as a password?”

      I dunno, maybe a postman cos he’s sick of letters.

    • You would be surprised mate, having worked in IT for the last 15 years i cant begin to tell you how common these types of passwords are.

  2. You missed a bit at the bottom of their message. Here it is:
    “We are of course massive bellends with nothing better to do than annoy people and try to prove how smart we are.”

  3. I’m sure PSN has password standards like letters + numbers. I’ve looked through some of the listed passwords and they don’t conform to that kind of requirement.

  4. This sort of stuff is making me want to forget current gen, and dig out my PS2 again!!

  5. I realise everyone is narked off with this and the claim in the interest of public safety is a tad thin, but the alternative that a group used these exploits to farm off the data to sell would be much worse. Of course if they are really operating in the interest of public safety they will be notifying these various companies of the flaws used to exploit this sensitive data… Have they?

  6. It’s fake, just a hoax.

    There are passwords on the list which the PSN won’t accept as a valid password, and sign-in IDs which when tested are shown to not be associated with existing PSN accounts. http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/2mxzzj/derptrolling_leaks_psn_2k_windows_live_customer/cm8y56g

    Other data on the list has been found through other leaks and hacks from before, such as the Adobe breach. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/21/playstation-network-hack-hoax-experts-say

    • so not a hacker, just a troll?

      still the work of an arsehole if you ask me.

      the thought of some unauthorised person, possibly a criminal, getting access to your data online can be terrifying, especially if you have credit or debit cards linked to these accounts.

      i hope whoever did this is based in the UK and that this is covered under that trolling law.

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