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Lono
05-03-2011, 09:34 AM
Sony has been hacked again. Not sure how many MMO gamers are on here. I play everquest and am kinda worried about my cc info. Wasn't it a couple weeks ago their playstation network was hacked?

CUSTOMER SERVICE NOTIFICATION
May 2, 2011

Dear Valued Sony Online Entertainment Customer:
Our ongoing investigation of illegal intrusions into Sony Online Entertainment systems has discovered that hackers may have obtained personal customer information from SOE systems. We are today advising you that the personal information you provided us in connection with your SOE account may have been stolen in a cyber-attack. Stolen information includes, to the extent you provided it to us, the following: name, address (city, state, zip, country), email address, gender, birthdate, phone number, login name and hashed password.

Customers outside the United States should be advised that we further discovered evidence that information from an outdated database from 2007 containing approximately 12,700 non-US customer credit or debit card numbers and expiration dates (but not credit card security codes) and about 10,700 direct debit records listing bank account numbers of certain customers in Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Spain may have also been obtained. We will be notifying each of those customers promptly.

There is no evidence that our main credit card database was compromised. It is in a completely separate and secured environment.

We had previously believed that SOE customer data had not been obtained in the cyber-attacks on the company, but on May 1st we concluded that SOE account information may have been stolen and we are notifying you as soon as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the attack and as a result, we have:

1) Temporarily turned off all SOE game 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 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.

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 SOE's services are fully restored, we strongly recommend that you log on and change your password. Additionally, if you use your Station or SOE game account 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:

U.S. residents are entitled under U.S. law to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit bureaus. To order your free credit report, visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call toll-free (877) 322-8228.

We have also provided names and contact information for the three major U.S. credit bureaus below. At no charge, U.S. residents can have these credit bureaus place a "fraud alert" on your file that alerts creditors to take additional steps to verify your identity prior to granting credit in your name. This service can make it more difficult for someone to get credit in your name. Note, however, that because it tells creditors to follow certain procedures to protect you, it also may delay your ability to obtain credit while the agency verifies your identity. As soon as one credit bureau confirms your fraud alert, the others are notified to place fraud alerts on your file. Should you wish to place a fraud alert, or should you have any questions regarding your credit report, please contact any one of the agencies listed below.

Experian: 888-397-3742; www.experian.com; P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013
Equifax: 800-525-6285; www.equifax.com; P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
TransUnion: 800-680-7289; www.transunion.com; Fraud Victim Assistance Division, P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6790

You may wish to visit the web site of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission at www.consumer.gov/idtheft or reach the FTC at 1-877-382-4357 or 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580 for further information about how to protect yourself from identity theft. Your state Attorney General may also have advice on preventing identity theft, and you should report instances of known or suspected identity theft to law enforcement, your State Attorney General, and the FTC. For North Carolina residents, the Attorney General can be contacted at 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-9001; telephone (877) 566-7226; or www.ncdoj.gov. For Maryland residents, the Attorney General can be contacted at 200 St. Paul Place, 16th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202; telephone: (888) 743-0023; or www.oag.state.md.us.

We are committed to helping our customers protect their personal data and we will provide a complimentary offering to assist users in enrolling in identity theft protection services and/or similar programs. The implementation will be at a local level and further details will be made available shortly in regions in which such programs are commonly utilized.

We thank you for your patience as we complete our investigation of this incident, and we regret any inconvenience. Our teams are working around the clock on this, and services will be restored as soon as possible. Sony takes information protection very seriously and will continue to work to ensure that additional measures are taken to protect personally identifiable information. Providing quality and secure entertainment services to our customers is our utmost priority. Please contact us at 1 (866) 436-6698 should you have any additional questions.
Sincerely,

Sony Online Entertainment LLC

Sofa King
05-03-2011, 09:36 AM
This shit is getting ridiculous.

Buck
05-03-2011, 09:46 AM
This is completely new information. Thank you.

Lono
05-03-2011, 09:51 AM
This is completely new information. Thank you.

Considering it is, since it just came out yesterday. This is nothing to do with the playstation network this for all their pc games.

Demonpenz
05-03-2011, 09:53 AM
I am sorry for your loss.

Buck
05-03-2011, 09:53 AM
Just giving you a hard time, its been posted in the Media Center though.

BigRichard
05-03-2011, 10:09 AM
Did Sony piss off Anonymous?

Lono
05-03-2011, 10:19 AM
Just giving you a hard time, its been posted in the Media Center though.

Aww, i didn't even check there. I just got the original post in an email.

Lono
05-03-2011, 10:19 AM
Did Sony piss off Anonymous?

That was what I was going to actually ask.

Sofa King
05-03-2011, 12:35 PM
Anonymous said it wasn't them.

HotRoute
05-03-2011, 12:39 PM
:banghead:

:banghead:

007
05-03-2011, 02:39 PM
This ISN'T a NEW attack, they are only stating that this information MAY have been taken during the original attack based on new research. Also, the CC info they are speaking directly about is the info that would have been on file back in 2007 on older servers. They still have NO indication that more recent CC info has been hacked.

Just keep an eye on your CC bill for unexplained activity. They odds of seeing any charges are minimal to none at this point.

Pants
05-03-2011, 02:53 PM
This ISN'T a NEW attack, they are only stating that this information MAY have been taken during the original attack based on new research. Also, the CC info they are speaking directly about is the info that would have been on file back in 2007 on older servers. They still have NO indication that more recent CC info has been hacked.

Just keep an eye on your CC bill for unexplained activity. They odds of seeing any charges are minimal to none at this point.

Do SOE and PSN share the same servers?

Mr. Plow
05-03-2011, 03:07 PM
This ISN'T a NEW attack, they are only stating that this information MAY have been taken during the original attack based on new research. Also, the CC info they are speaking directly about is the info that would have been on file back in 2007 on older servers. They still have NO indication that more recent CC info has been hacked.

Just keep an eye on your CC bill for unexplained activity. They odds of seeing any charges are minimal to none at this point.


Someone posted in the other thread there was another attack either yesterday or last night. Not sure how accurate it is though.

007
05-03-2011, 03:10 PM
Someone posted in the other thread there was another attack either yesterday or last night. Not sure how accurate it is though.

If it is referring to the article by Kotaku last night, then pretty much everyone has discounted their article as misinformation.

Pants
05-03-2011, 03:13 PM
Guru's white armor is blinding.

Mr. Plow
05-03-2011, 03:22 PM
If it is referring to the article by Kotaku last night, then pretty much everyone has discounted their article as misinformation.

This post:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=7615190&postcount=196


Not sure if that is the one you are talking about or not.

Mr. Plow
05-03-2011, 03:23 PM
Actually, I just reread it.....maybe those are 2 different things.

Iowanian
05-03-2011, 03:24 PM
When they catch these damn hackers, they should waterboard them with out of date hog semen.

Mr. Plow
05-03-2011, 03:34 PM
Was just watching the Escalation live stream for Black Ops - someone in the chat said that PSN is up in Japan only. No word on when it will come back up in the US.

007
05-03-2011, 04:39 PM
Guru's white armor is blinding.
WTF is your problem with me? My posts aren't meant to defend PSN for this royal **** up on their part. Thats exactly what it is, a royal **** up,.

From everything I have read the past day, the primary thing I am getting is that this is from the original attack and not a new attack. If all those things are wrong then so be it. I'm just pointing out what I have heard.

Detoxing
05-03-2011, 04:40 PM
Yeah, Fuck Sony!

Pants
05-03-2011, 04:59 PM
WTF is your problem with me? My posts aren't meant to defend PSN for this royal **** up on their part. Thats exactly what it is, a royal **** up,.

From everything I have read the past day, the primary thing I am getting is that this is from the original attack and not a new attack. If all those things are wrong then so be it. I'm just pointing out what I have heard.

I don't have a problem with you.

Detoxing
05-03-2011, 05:00 PM
I don't have a problem with you.

I have a problem with your FACE.

(That's not me telling you Pants, that's me saying what you shoulda said to Guru. I don't have a problem with you Guru. It's all good.)

Pants
05-03-2011, 05:06 PM
I have a problem with your FACE.

(That's not me telling you Pants, that's me saying what you shoulda said to Guru. I don't have a problem with you Guru. It's all good.)
lol

Sup with penis crusade, bro?

007
05-03-2011, 05:35 PM
I don't have a problem with you.

I'll take your word for it then. Just kind of tired of the implied fanboyism. I think everyone here knows I like both systems for gaming.

Mr. Plow
05-03-2011, 05:59 PM
I'll take your word for it then. Just kind of tired of the implied fanboyism. I think everyone here knows I like both systems for gaming.

Guru does like both systems, he's just deathly afraid of how badly Mr. Plow would beat him at games so he doesn't get on the 360 much.

Gonzo
05-03-2011, 08:07 PM
I just fucking bought Black Ops 3 days ago. This fucking sucks.
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007
05-03-2011, 08:32 PM
Guru does like both systems, he's just deathly afraid of how badly Mr. Plow would beat him at games so he doesn't get on the 360 much.

Yeah, I can't argue with this at all. LMAO

As long as you are on my team I can deal. too bad I don't have live though.

Trevo_410
05-03-2011, 11:27 PM
how many people play everquest nowadays?

Saccopoo
05-03-2011, 11:43 PM
Who fuckin' plays Everquest?

ChiefsandO'sfan
05-04-2011, 12:07 AM
how many people play everquest nowadays?

everquest 2 here

HMc
05-04-2011, 02:30 AM
customer details of the original prince of persia have now been hacked