Sony má obrovský problém, hack PSN se možná týká i čísel platebních karet

Sony PlayStation Network a Qriocity služba byla hacknuta. Potvrzuje to aktuální informace od Sony. Hack vedl k získání informací z PSN/Qriocity, osobních údajů a pravděpodobně i kompletních údajů o platebních kartách, které uživatelé používají v těchto službách

Update on PlayStation Network and Qriocity (text viz též níže) potvrzuje hacknutí (vnější zásah) do PSN/Qriocity – pro uživatele přináší hodně nepříjemnou zprávu – hackerům se nejspíš podařilo získat přístup nejenom k informací o hráčích, ale také jejich osobním informacím a číslům a možná i detailům platebních karet.

Sony trvalo skoro týden, než uživatelé tuto informaci dostali – poněkud problematické načasování, protože za tu dobu řada z nich mohla být hackery poškozena. V případě PSN/Qriocity jde navíc o desítky milionů lidí z celého světa (70 milionů hráčů).

Valued PlayStation Network/Qriocity Customer:
We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have:

  1. Temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services;
  2. Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full and complete investigation into what happened; and
  3. Quickly taken steps to enhance security and strengthen our network infrastructure by re-building our system to provide you with greater protection of your personal information.

We greatly appreciate your patience, understanding and goodwill as we do whatever it takes to resolve these issues as quickly and efficiently as practicable.

Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.

For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information. Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, asking for your credit card number, social security number or other personally identifiable information. If you are asked for this information, you can be confident Sony is not the entity asking. When the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services are fully restored, we strongly recommend that you log on and change your password. Additionally, if you use your PlayStation Network or Qriocity user name or password for other unrelated services or accounts, we strongly recommend that you change them, as well.

To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, we encourage you to remain vigilant, to review your account statements and to monitor your credit reports. We are providing the following information for those who wish to consider it:

SONY PSN mimo provoz, způsobil to hacker

Několikadenní výpadek Sony PlayStation Network znemožňuje hráčům přístup ke hrám. Po několika dnech dohadů Sony přiznalo, že nefunkční PSN je způsoben hackem.

An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services going forward, we turned off PlayStation Network & Qriocity services on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th. Providing quality entertainment services to our customers and partners is our utmost priority. We are doing all we can to resolve this situation quickly, and we once again thank you for your patience. We will continue to update you promptly as we have additional information to share.  (Update On PlayStation Network/Qriocity Services)

Po útoku hackera, kterému se zjevně podařilo dostat dovnitř systému, došlo k nutnému kroku – Sony odstavilo kompletní PlayStation Network a Qriocity služby.

Sony se v dubnu stalo cílem Anonymous v souvislosti s právními kroky proti hackerovi známému pod přezdívkou GeoHot (viz Anonymous jde po Sony, odveta za žalobu týkající se PS3 hackera). Snahy o klasické DoS (Denial of Service) se ale nestaly úspěšnými. Sony právní spor nakonec vyřešilo dohodou a ukončilo.

Zda průnik hackera do systému Sony souvisí s Anonymous není známo.