Sony Online Entertainment Hacked
3 May 2011
Nothing like having a hacking problem surface. A week late. As noted in the Guardian article "PlayStation Network hack: why it took Sony seven days to tell the world."
Between then and now, Sony had this to say:
As previously announced, we have been conducting an ongoing, thorough investigation stemming from the cyber attack in April and promised to notify you should there be any changes to the situation.
A press release was issued today outlining these details. We will promptly send a customer service notification via email to all of our impacted account holders whose customer data may have been stolen as a result of an illegal intrusion on our systems. This information was discovered less than 24 hours ago and in response, we took down our services until we could verify their security.
SOE is committed to delivering secure, stable and entertaining games for players of all ages and we're working around the clock to ensure this situation is resolved as quickly as possible. We deeply regret the inconvenience this has caused and appreciate your continued patience and feedback.
Sony Online Entertainment
Of course now, about a week later Monday (5/2/2011), Sony decided to rectify the situation:
"The data breach comes on top of the 77 million PlayStation accounts"
"Sony said that it shut service Monday morning to Sony Online Entertainment games, which are available on personal computers, Facebook and the Playstation 3 console. Its most popular games include "EverQuest," "Free Realms" and "DC Universe Online."
Of course now, about a week later Tuesday (5/3/2011), Sony decided clarifiy the situation with this email:
|THIS IS A CUSTOMER SERVICE NOTIFICATION.
|Sony Online Entertainment LLC
8928 Terman Court - San Diego, CA 92121
Somehow those affected, 100 million or so, may not be getting that warm and fuzzy feeling about the situation.
"I've got a bad feeling about him."
Dr. Frank Poole, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
"I have a very bad feeling about this."
Luke Skywalker, Star Wars (1977)