• Stolen PSN data published to web; Sony removes 2500 'names and partial addresses'

    A report from Reuters' Tokyo branch reveals that the data lifted from PlayStation Network over two weeks ago had made its way from your life to Sony's servers into hacker's hands and finally, from there, onto an unnamed website. "Sony said on Saturday it had removed from the Internet the names and partial addresses of 2,500 sweepstakes contestants that had been stolen by hackers and posted on a website," Reuters reports.

    Before you fret, let's detail the data a bit: It was from customers who entered a 2001 sweepstakes (Win a Free Identity Theft!) and did not include sensitive bits like credit card numbers, social security numbers, or passwords. "The website was out of date and inactive when discovered as part of the continued attacks on Sony," the beleaguered electronics company said. It's unclear how Sony was able to remove the website as quickly as it evidently did. Late last night, Sony re-adjusted its timeline for reactivating PSN, originally expected to be back online in some form this week, citing the need for further testing.

    Source: Joystiq

    Source: Reuters
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. becomehokage's Avatar
      becomehokage -
      im thinking of throwing my ps3 out of the window

      has no gamez afterall
    1. Cut-Copy-Paste's Avatar
      Cut-Copy-Paste -
      Quote Originally Posted by becomehokage View Post
      im thinking of throwing my ps3 out of the window
      I was thinking of more respectful burial but apparently it does not deserver it
    1. megabyteme's Avatar
      megabyteme -
      I'm guessing those 2500 peeps just became lucky winners of some cash.
    1. darkmawl's Avatar
      darkmawl -
      This is really going to cost Sony a lot, sure those people will not recieve any money, but they have to invest money to get consumers trust back. Good thing most of use have a very small mind and have forgotten it next year.
    1. taniquetil's Avatar
      taniquetil -
      Yes..."removed them from the internet"....right...