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    PlayStation Network Security Update - May 02 2011

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    PlayStation Network Security Update - May 02 2011

    Post by iPROFamily on Mon May 02, 2011 1:16 pm

    On Tuesday, April 26 we shared that some information that was
    compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion
    into our network. Once again, we’d like to apologize to the many users
    who were inconvenienced and worried abut this situation.

    We want to state this again given the increase in speculation about
    credit card information being used fraudulently. One report indicated
    that a group tried to sell millions of credit card numbers back to Sony.
    To my knowledge there is no truth to this report of a list, or that
    Sony was offered an opportunity to purchase the list.

    One other point to clarify is from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].
    While the passwords that were stored were not “encrypted,” they were
    transformed using a cryptographic hash function. There is a difference
    between these two types of security measures which is why we said the
    passwords had not been encrypted. But I want to be very clear that the
    passwords were not stored in our database in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] form. For a description of the difference between encryption and hashing, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

    To reiterate a few other security measures for your 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 continue to work with law enforcement and forensic experts to
    identify the criminals behind the attack. Once again, we apologize for
    causing users concern over this matter.

    Our objective is to increase security so our customers can safely and
    confidently play games and use our network and media services. We will
    continue to provide updates as we have them.
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