PlayStation Network Hacked

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It seems like someone has managed to break into the Australian and New Zealand version of the PSN and has possibly gotten hold of some users personal details.

There is no work on exactly how it happened but it is obviously a worry and if they got into that database there is no reason why they cannot do the same thing on any other database.

So the best idea would be to change your passwords just in case and keep an eye out for an official notice.

The full press release is after the break. 

We have found out that there has been a possibility of unauthorized access to personal information on the PLAYSTATION®Store through PCs, a content download service of the PLAYSTATION®Network.  Although unlikely, it is possible that the passwords of a small percentage of PLAYSTATION Network users may have been changed through unauthorized access, making it possible to view users’ personal information and/or use the Wallet for the PLAYSTATION Store.  PLAYSTATION Network accounts do not display entire credit card numbers.

We have taken immediate measures to rectify this issue and system security is restored.

We have investigated the extent of unauthorized access and possible alteration of passwords that could have occurred before corrective measures were taken, and are directly contacting customers who may have been affected by this incident.  In order to verify that your account is intact, we strongly suggest that PLAYSTATION Network users sign in to the service.  If you can successfully sign in with your pre-set password, your account is not affected by this incident.

Source: Official PlayStation Website

Last Updated: March 27, 2008

Gavin Mannion

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