Kijk vandaag even of je Playstation Network account niet (weer) gehackt is

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Oh jee. Vandaag konden we op het Playstation Blog lezen dat er toch weer bijna 100.000 Sony accounts (waarvan dik 30.000 van SOE, de PC-tak, en de rest van Playstation's PSN) zijn waarvan de gegevens zijn gepakt door hackers. Sony heeft gelukkig snel gereageerd en de bewuste accounts bevroren, dus als je je zorgen maakt hoef je alleen maar even in te loggen en dan is het duidelijk of je bij de pechvogels hoort.

Grotere vraag is natuurlijk: hoe kan dat nu weer? Vermoedelijk zijn al eerder gestolen gegevens nu 'getest' op de netwerken, om te zien welke nog werkten. Dat betekent dan vermoedelijk ook dat het accounts zijn die niet zijn aangepast na de grote breuk, een paar maanden geleden. Sony herinnert iedereen er aan dat het een goed idee is om je passwords af en toe eens te veranderen en een sterk password te kiezen, etc., etc. Geen slecht idee!

Kijk vandaag even of je Playstation Network account niet (weer) gehackt is

Zie hieronder het volledige bericht zoals het op het Playstation Blog staat:

"We want to let you know that we have detected attempts on Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment (“Networks”) services to test a massive set of sign-in IDs and passwords against our network database. These attempts appear to include a large amount of data obtained from one or more compromised lists from other companies, sites or other sources. In this case, given that the data tested against our network consisted of sign-in ID-password pairs, and that the overwhelming majority of the pairs resulted in failed matching attempts, it is likely the data came from another source and not from our Networks. We have taken steps to mitigate the activity.

Less than one tenth of one percent (0.1%) of our PSN, SEN and SOE audience may have been affected. There were approximately 93,000 accounts globally (PSN/SEN: approximately 60,000 accounts; SOE: approximately 33,000) where the attempts succeeded in verifying those accounts’ valid sign-in IDs and passwords, and we have temporarily locked these accounts. Only a small fraction of these 93,000 accounts showed additional activity prior to being locked. We are currently reviewing those accounts for unauthorized access, and will provide more updates as we have them. Please note, if you have a credit card associated with your account, your credit card number is not at risk. We will work with any users whom we confirm have had unauthorized purchases made to restore amounts in the PSN/SEN or SOE wallet.

As a preventative measure, we are requiring secure password resets for those PSN/SEN accounts that had both a sign-in ID and password match through this attempt. If you are in the small group of PSN/SEN users who may have been affected, you will receive an email from us at the address associated with your account that will prompt you to reset your password.

Similarly, the SOE accounts that were matched have been temporarily turned off. If you are among the small group of affected SOE customers, you will receive an email from us at the address associated with your account that will advise you on next steps in order to validate your account credentials and have your account turned back on.

We want to take this opportunity to remind our consumers about the increasingly common threat of fraudulent activity online, as well as the importance of having a strong password and having a username/password combination that is not associated with other online services or sites. We encourage you to choose unique, hard-to-guess passwords and always look for unusual activity in your account."

Patrick Smeets

Game-enthousiast, tech blogger en presentator. Was ooit rockster. Local celebrity in Limburg maar ziet graag veel van de wereld. Er zijn niet genoeg kattenGIFjes...

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