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Post by jackash » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:07 pm

Sony... pfft.
PlayStation Network members have also endured a week without online gaming access after the Japanese giant pulled the plug on the service last Wednesday.

This evening Sony issued a statement saying that users' personal information, including "name, address, country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network password and login" had been obtained by an unauthorised person. The statement added: "While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility."

Security experts have warned gamers to keep a close eye on their credit card accounts after what Sony described only as an “external intrusion”. Sony's PlayStation Network has around 70 million members worldwide.

On April 23 it said: “Our efforts to resolve this matter involve re-building our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure.

“Though this task is time-consuming, we decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security.”
Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/n ... ckers.html
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Post by dox » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:26 pm

I don't know why people would expect any more from Sony. The company's history is littered with countless examples of the consumer taking a back seat to their malicious ignorance across several of the industries they deal with. It's why I never understood the PS fanboyism.. it's Sony, do people not read, have these people not owned other Sony products?! From DRM to rootkits through to proprietary formats, piss poor customer service and what they've done with PS.. I just don't understand it -- even my most shuttered acquaintances know it's cool to hate on Sony and they don't even know why. Perhaps now, given this disaster, it's easier to understand? ..a console hack took everything down and stole your stuff, GGs..

Either way, we'll see how it all goes, hopefully there aren't too many victims as a result -- since your personal information (including credit card and security answers) are possibly compromised you've got a long day ahead of you if you used any of that on other sites..

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Re: SONY

Post by Ranger » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:36 pm

Xbox all the way :D

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Re: SONY

Post by WolfPack » Sun May 15, 2011 2:48 am

ITSS BACKKKKKK!!!!
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Re: SONY

Post by ent » Sun May 15, 2011 3:49 am

kevin butler better have a gut buster stored in his quiver to make up for this one

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Post by dox » Wed May 18, 2011 4:42 pm

These jokers brought up the network to allow you to reset your password using e-mail address and DOB.. Of course whoever has access to the user data has that information and therefore could now lock you out of your account too. Sony, eventually realizing this, takes the thing down again. LOL?

http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/18/psn- ... s-offline/
http://sony.nyleveia.com/2011/05/17/war ... -not-safe/

Of course you should rest assured since Sony's CEO thinks this is all just a hiccup.

Seriously, aside from how awesome the console itself may be -- what will it take for fanboys to realize that the whole thing is actually crap because of the company behind it? At this point this is utterly indefensible. Hey PS3 owner: it's not your fault that you bought in to the mania; though some of the signs were there (rootkits, etc) I doubt people could have predicted this disaster with a repeatable amount of accuracy. Cut your losses, abandon the platform, sell it before prices drop to even lower levels and use that to upgrade your PC and support that community instead!

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Post by Enef » Wed May 18, 2011 4:45 pm

I've said this a few times on mumble but i'm happy this all happened.

As a PS3 and PSP owner who rarely uses the system, doesn't have anything too personal stored on his account, i get 2 free games for each system. Easy win.

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Post by dox » Wed May 18, 2011 5:27 pm

"Dear Enef,

Thanks for the information, we hope you'll sign the attached release form so that you can enjoy your new Ecco the Dolphin and Sonic 3D games!

Love,
Sony"

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Post by Enef » Wed May 18, 2011 5:31 pm

http://uk.kotaku.com/5802411/sony-says- ... -in-europe
Here's whats on offer. Two PlayStation 3 games from the following list:

LittleBigPlanet
Infamous
Wipeout HD/Fury
Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty (Europe only)
Dead Nation
Super Stardust HD (North America/Germany only)

And two PSP games from the following list:

LittleBigPlanet PSP
ModNation Racers PSP
Pursuit Force
Killzone Liberation
Infamous and Dead Nation i think, as i have LBP and Wipeout never interested me and Ratchet and Clank is supposed to be a "mini game" in between two other games.
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Re: SONY

Post by jackash » Thu May 19, 2011 3:38 pm

Ahh well, Ive always wanted Infamouse and I gave my LBP away but i wanted it again! so :D
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