Sony Online Entertainment Breach: 25 Million More Accounts Hacked
Sony Online Entertainment Breached, User Data Compromised
It's getting bad for Sony, but even worse for Sony's customers. Sony's Playstation Network was hacked, and around 75 million users had their info stolen, which includes credit card info. Now we learn that Sony Online Entertainment was part of that security breach, and 25 million more users have been compromised.
So, around 100 million Sony Online users, subject to all manner of DRM and proprietary nonesense, have to scramble because their personal details were held in plaintext. User frustration with Sony is growing, as the entertainment giant has been so sluggish in divulging the security breaches and their severity.
So, Sony Online Entertainment was hacked, which means that you should change your password right away, and start keeping tabs on your credit card. Change your online baking passwords. Make sure to use different passwords for any important site that you use, and think about using code words for security questions such as "mother's maiden name" and the like.
If someone hacks into your personal details, how soon do you want to know about it? A) Now; B) In a day; C) Until whoever holds your data thinks it can cobble together a press release?
Meanwhile, it seems that Sony's control of its own data is tenuous at best. Sony at first said that no credit card info was stolen. Then the company said that some was stolen. The story changed to "outdated, non-US credit card info was stolen", as per the link above. Sony's incompetence in handling sensitive data is becoming more and more evident.