Sony States That PSN Was Not Breached Last Week, Account Details Safe

Last week a group claimed that it had managed to gain access to account details on PSN, Windows Live, 2K Games, Twitter and Facebook. At the time we ran a story advising people to change their passwords should just in case the attack was real. However, Sony has now released a statement that no breach of the service was detected, essentially confirming the group taking responsibility were lying.

In a statement to Joystiq Sony said:

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“We have investigated the claims that our network was breached and have found no evidence that there was any intrusion into our network. Unfortunately, Internet fraud including phishing and password matching are realities that consumers and online networks face on a regular basis. We take these reports very seriously and will continue to monitor our network closely.”

Like many of you I changed my passwords due to the possibility of a breach. While this time it was a false alarm we now live in a world where groups will use their resources to get at people’s data. As always whenever you sign up for a service make sure your passwords are different, so even if one account becomes compromised the others remain safer.

Source: Joystiq

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7 Comments

  1. I changed my password too. To be honest, I should change it more often, these scares at least make me do some online house-keeping.

  2. I changed my password as well. I will never understand why someone would attack people like this.

  3. I dont actually recall even seeing the psn mentioned other than in the title of the article on here last week?? I was busy though.

  4. didn’t even know this had happened

    • Most websites with any reputation left, didn’t run the story. It was obvious to even an idiot it was fake, the passwords listed didn’t match the complexity criteria, and almost all the usernames were available.

      Still why let common sense and truth getting the way of another pathetic tuffcub “news” story

      • He really did make good use of his second coming, huh? Didn’t even last a month.

        On topic: So people just went on the internet and lied?

  5. fake or not, best to change ya passwords anyway, its a calling!..

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