Playstation Network Hacked Again? Sony Says No.

Earlier today, a number of gaming websites reported that the Sony Playstation Network had been hacked once again. According to their reports, Sony’s password reset system had been compromised, allowing hackers to change users passwords by using date of birth and the original password (both taken during the first hack attack last month).

Sony has taken all of its password reset services offline since this morning.

This afternoon though, Sony’s Patrick Seybold – Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media – has announced in their Playstation Blog that even though Sony has taken down the reset services, there was no hack involved.

According to Seybold, “We temporarily took down the PSN and Qriocity password reset page. Contrary to some reports, there was no hack involved. In the process of resetting of passwords there was a URL exploit that we have subsequently fixed.”

He then assured customers that the service is indeed safe and that they can continue to reset their passwords for PSN. “Consumers who haven’t reset their passwords for PSN are still encouraged to do so directly on their PS3. Otherwise, they can continue to do so via the website as soon as we bring that site back up.”

Thankfully, Sony was able to allay users fears before rumors and speculation ran amuck. It shows that Sony has indeed learned from earlier gaffes and are serious about consumer information safety more than ever.


About janhutchings

Canadian Game Industry Blogger / Contributor for @Sonyrumors & @ShogunGamer / Communications and PR Professional. Voice of Canadian and Indie Gaming.

Posted on May 18, 2011, in Gaming News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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