Saturday, November 28, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
NSA's Phone Surveillance Program Changes
Lenovo and Razer Partner to Make Gaming PCs
LG Display Makes Huge Investment in OLED Panels
Sony To Bring Remote Play Feature To PS4
MINIX NEO U1 Media Hub for Android Coming Next Week
Samsung Joins Audi’s Progressive SemiConductor Program
German ISPs May Block Music-sharing Sites: court
Study Says HTTPS Certificate and SSH Key Reuse Endangers Millions of Devices Worldwide
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > Games > Sony Wo...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Sony Working With Law Enforcement On PSN Hack

In the latest update on the PlayStation Network issue, Sony said it was working with investigators after hackers stole data from users of the network, and told users it would restore services only when it was confident it was secure.

The PlayStation Network and Qriocity streaming music service were turned off on April 20 in the wake of an "external intrusion" according to Sony.

"We are currently working with law enforcement on this matter as well as a recognised technology security firm to conduct a complete investigation," Seybold said in a blog posted Thursday on the PlayStation website.

"This malicious attack against our system and against our customers is a criminal act and we are proceeding aggressively to find those responsible."

Sony added that it was possible hackers had taken users' credit card data.

"While all credit card information stored in our systems is encrypted and there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility," Seybold said, warning that "...we are advising you that your credit card number and expiration date may have been obtained."

Sony said that all the data was protected, and access was restricted both physically and through the perimeter and security of the network. The entire credit card table was encrypted. However, the personal data table, which is a separate data set, was not encrypted, but was, "behind a very sophisticated security system that was breached in a malicious attack."

Sony said it was "working day and night to restore operations as quickly as possible" and expected to have some services up and running within a week.

"However, we want to be very clear that we will only restore operations when we are confident that the network is secure," Seybold said.

Sony could face legal action across the globe after the security breach of its PlayStation Network.

In the United States, several members of Congress seized on the breach. One U.S. law firm filed a lawsuit in California on behalf of consumers.

Attorneys general, who act as consumer advocates, had begun investigating the matter or reviewing it with staff in several states, including in Iowa, Connecticut, Florida and Massachusetts, according to their offices.

U.S. regulators could get involved as well.

Britain's Information Commissioner's Office said it had contacted Sony and was investigating whether it violated laws that require it to safeguard personal information.

Sony To Resume Operation In Tsunami-hit Blu-ray Plant        All News        AMD to Help Developers Optimize the Use of OpenCL for AMD Fusion APUs
Hulu Plus Available on Xbox LIVE on Friday     Games News      Sony Playstation Network Hacker Exposed Personal Data

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony CEO dismisses Chip Development Rumors
Sony Brings Playstation Vue To Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick And Google Chromecast
Disney And ESPN Media Networks Lineup Coming To Sony's Playstation VUE
Sony a68 A-mount Camera Shipping With 4D FOCUS
Sony Returns To profitablity Following Strong PS4 Sales
Toshiba To Sell Image Sensor Business to Sony
Sony Introduces 4K Home Theater Projectors, ES Receiver at CEDIA 2015
Sony RX1R II Camera Packs A 42MP Back-Illuminated Full-Frame Image Sensor
Sony Acquires Softkinetic Systems To Expand Its Image Sensor Offerings
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation Established
New Sony Software Upgrade, Rolls For Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Aqua
Sony Brings Hi-Res Audio to the Car

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .