Sony Locks Down Their PlayStation Network Servers After Hackers Tried To Gain Access Again

Posted Oct 12, 2011

Sony has shut down their servers after hackers tried to gain unauthorized access to 93,000 user accounts. The hackers tried to go after Sony Online Entertainment, The PlayStation Network, and Sony Online Entertainment. Sony chief information security officer Philip Reitinger said “a massive set of sign-in IDs and passwords against our network database, [and while] the overwhelming majority of the pairs resulted in failed matching attempts.” The hackers did have some success.

The hack attack affected less than 0.1% of Sony’s PlayStation network. “Only a small fraction of these 93,000 accounts showed additional activity prior to being locked,” stated Reitinger. “We are currently reviewing those accounts for unauthorized access, and will provide more updates as we have them.” Sony is reseting password and is sending out e-mails to those that were affected.