PlayStation Twitter Accounts Compromised, Hackers Claim Databases Leaked

PlayStation Twitter Accounts Compromised, Hackers Claim Databases Leaked

PlayStation’s Twitter accounts have been compromised. In a series of now-deleted posts, a group calling themselves OurMine appear to be behind the attack. The group went on to say that the PlayStation Network databases have also been leaked.

OurMine are the same group that recently hacked HBO and Game of Thrones' social media accounts.

PlayStation has been the target of hackers in the past. In 2011, 77 million PSN accounts were compromised. The service was down for 23 days.

We’ve reached out to Sony, but the company has yet to comment. We’ll update as this story develops.

Source: NeoGAF



 

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Comments Comments (18)

 
Posted by Xaphriel
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 11:32 AM
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Even though they say they're benign, I've pulled my card and PayPal down. Better to be safe.
 
 
 
Posted by CloudAxel16
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 11:44 AM
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If anyone hasn't activated 2-step verification, do it now on this website: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/account-security/2-step-verification/

It's always a good precaution to have.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 12:02 PM
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*faceplam* what do the membership fees go into? not the servers, not protecting from attacks either.
how many times has psn been "hacked", i remember several times.
 
 
 
Posted by 163Battery
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 12:03 PM
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Do Xbox Live have this sort of thing and just keep it quiet? Heard about this happening to Playstation a few times over the years but cannot recall hearing this happen to Xbox Live.
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 12:11 PM
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21 August 2017, 11:44 AM Reply to CloudAxel16
If anyone hasn't activated 2-step verification, do it now on this website: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/account-security/2-step-verification/

It's always a good precaution to have.
I'm glad I activated 2SV after my first scare where some bastard took my account, spent all the PSN credit on it (was saving for a rainy day cos I got some cheap PsN vouchers at one stage) and activated 2SV to their mobile. Took me what felt like ages to get my account back (2 weeks?)... and for privacy reasons they couldn't disclose what happens after they use the phone number they had recorded to report them...

Hough despite changing passwords I've had instances where my mobile is spammed with 2SV requests in quick succession over an hour, assumedly because they were trying to brute force their way in again.

TLDR:- f**k black hat hackers who want to play video games using other people's money
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 12:33 PM
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21 August 2017, 12:03 PM Reply to 163Battery
Do Xbox Live have this sort of thing and just keep it quiet? Heard about this happening to Playstation a few times over the years but cannot recall hearing this happen to Xbox Live.
Maybe they actually put membership fees into security, but last i heard twice in the x360 days.
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 12:55 PM
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21 August 2017, 12:02 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
*faceplam* what do the membership fees go into? not the servers, not protecting from attacks either.
how many times has psn been "hacked", i remember several times.
All they've shown is they can hack a Twitter Account. I wouldn't believe anything else until there is more credible word.
Anyone can say "databases leaked", and "no we aren't going to share it". Doesn't mean they have anything in my eyes, Just probable fear-mongering.
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 2:08 PM
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21 August 2017, 12:55 PM Reply to SpawnSeekSlay
All they've shown is they can hack a Twitter Account. I wouldn't believe anything else until there is more credible word.
Anyone can say "databases leaked", and "no we aren't going to share it". Doesn't mean they have anything in my eyes, Just probable fear-mongering.
100%. PSN membership fees don't go to Twitter's security (I don't think).

But as said above its as good a time as ever to make sure that 2 step auth is on your account. Better to have it and not need it, than regret not having it tomorrow.

Plus we don't know how far the hack is, maybe they have PSN's email, maybe they will respond to Keith instead of Playstation, maybe they got to Keith, maybe we are giving them our info n ow, NOBODY KNOWS HOW DEEP THIS RABBIT HOLE GOES!!!!
 
 
 
Posted by Zolen
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 3:01 PM
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#buggar !!!
 
 
 
Posted by BigC
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 4:14 PM
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The sole reason why I ALWAYS buy PSN cards from stores and not add my credit card info.
 
 
 
Posted by Moeggo
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 4:25 PM
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Been on Xbox for 8 years and never had an issue of Live getting hacked...
 
 
 
Posted by Paorio
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 4:34 PM
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21 August 2017, 04:25 PM Reply to Moeggo
Been on Xbox for 8 years and never had an issue of Live getting hacked...
This was twitter not psn
 
 
 
Posted by Paorio
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 4:36 PM
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21 August 2017, 04:34 PM Reply to Paorio
This was twitter not psn
Actually I'm dumb, don't know what database is...
 
 
 
Posted by Kyimo
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 4:57 PM
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21 August 2017, 11:44 AM Reply to CloudAxel16
If anyone hasn't activated 2-step verification, do it now on this website: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/account-security/2-step-verification/

It's always a good precaution to have.
did that the day they let us do it heh.

still wish for horrible horrible things to happen to these hackers
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 5:06 PM
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21 August 2017, 04:57 PM Reply to Kyimo
did that the day they let us do it heh.

still wish for horrible horrible things to happen to these hackers
sometimes hackers are good, showing security flaws, it's actually considered great by some companies, they challenge hackers to find holes in their defense and pay them if they do.
 
 
 
Posted by Paorio
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 6:37 PM
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21 August 2017, 05:06 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
sometimes hackers are good, showing security flaws, it's actually considered great by some companies, they challenge hackers to find holes in their defense and pay them if they do.
Yeah I believe that was the case with this, it's the dipsh*ts who ddos and crap that deserve a cell
 
 
 
Posted by Ryzlin
On Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 9:44 AM
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21 August 2017, 02:08 PM Reply to drunk_monk
100%. PSN membership fees don't go to Twitter's security (I don't think).

But as said above its as good a time as ever to make sure that 2 step auth is on your account. Better to have it and not need it, than regret not having it tomorrow.

Plus we don't know how far the hack is, maybe they have PSN's email, maybe they will respond to Keith instead of Playstation, maybe they got to Keith, maybe we are giving them our info n ow, NOBODY KNOWS HOW DEEP THIS RABBIT HOLE GOES!!!!
Noooo! Not Keith! How could they!?!
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 10:21 AM
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KEEEEEEIIIITH WHY.