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Reports indicate that Sony's PlayStation Network password reset page has been hacked, enabling attackers to change the account password using only date of birth and PSN account email - both previously obtained in the PSN attack on April 20.

Eurogamer claims to have seen video evidence that verifies the reports. The exploit was uncovered by

"I would suggest that you secure your accounts now by creating a completely new email that you will not use ANYWHERE ELSE, and switching your PSN account to use this new email," the site recommends.

"You risk having your account stolen, when this hack becomes more public, if you do not make sure that your PSN account's email is one that cannot be affiliated with or otherwise traced to you."

Sony has removed PSN sign-in from its websites, including and the PlayStation forums.

"Unfortunately this also means that those who are still trying to change their password via or will be unable to do so for the time being," Sony said. "This is due to essential maintenance and at present it is unclear how long this will take.

Users remain able to sign into PSN via a PS3 or PSP.

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There's no face-palm big enough for this.
Posted 14:43 on 18 May 2011

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draytone's Avatar


Those pictures are swapping hands at quite a hefty price tag now FM.
Posted 12:55 on 19 May 2011
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FantasyMeister@ CheekyLee

I had to give my cat 15mg of Diazepam after he saw that. Before he zoned out he pointed out that 'Anonymous' contained both the words 'Annoy' and 'Sony', he's quite clever like that.

Of course Anonymous derives its name from 'Any Sumo on?', i.e. the least popular thing you could ever ask for on the internet, aside from naked pictures of Neon.
Posted 11:51 on 19 May 2011


The clue is in the name, it's a group of mice that are behind the Sony hate; Annonymouse. They claim to love cats but actually just plan to lure them in and trap them all. Sony found out and got in the way, so they had to be taken down before they could warn the cats.

It's all so clear now.
Posted 11:32 on 19 May 2011
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Wido@ pblive

There probably worried Pb, that you are onto them.

Detective Pb-Live, stationed at VG Noire... :)
Posted 09:51 on 19 May 2011
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altaranga@ pblive

Still bothered about TDs, pb? Shame on you.

I did notice that the 'anti-hacker' posts were receiving TDs and thusly we must have a 'pro-hacker' using the forum, hence my request above to try to engage with them and hear their point of view.
Posted 09:42 on 19 May 2011
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CheekyLee@ FantasyMeister

Anonymous love cats.
Posted 09:06 on 19 May 2011

pblive@ FantasyMeister

The fact that a cat is in your team mean that it gets my full support.

Perhaps that's where Anonymous went wrong; not enough cats?

I think I'll start a group based around Shakespeare's comedies and call it HeyNonnyNonnymous. (actually, thinking about what that means, maybe not)
Posted 08:45 on 19 May 2011
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FantasyMeister@ pblive

I gave you a thumb up for being against how much crap the hackers have put people through.

Does that make me a keyboard activisist now? If my cat joins me can we call ourselves legion and wear funny masks?
Posted 07:35 on 19 May 2011


Seems like there are representatives of the hackers on the forum as they keep thumbing me down every time I mention how much crap the hackers have put people through.
Posted 07:23 on 19 May 2011
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altaranga@ pblive


If this is true, is anyone on the side of the hackers and if so could they explain their actions? I'd be interested to hear their side of the story.
Posted 23:46 on 18 May 2011
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These top security experts can't be all that good, then if a simple flaw could work its way into the system at this stage of operation.

Sony must be cost-cutting after 4 weeks of lost revenue...
Posted 23:22 on 18 May 2011

pblive@ Scabby_Sid

The only reason Sony upset the hackers was because they took off a piece of software that allowed Piracy on the PS3, thanks guessed it...hackers.

But, yeah, MS are safe, it's not like you can find torrented hacked versions of Windows anywhere...

I'm not anti-MS or pro-Sony or on anyone's side, I'm just anti-hacker, especially when they annoy millions of people.
Posted 20:55 on 18 May 2011
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I actually laughed out loud when I saw the headline on the homepage.
It is indeed unfortunate.
Posted 20:44 on 18 May 2011
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Wido@ RecoN

Obviously not done good enough if you ask me.

There is only one man to solve this mystery about the PSN hack and this.

This man right here!:

Posted 20:42 on 18 May 2011
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Thing is Microsoft already have a lot of experience with security and how to prevent breaches (see: pretty much their entire business since the internet was born), and they know not to upset the hackers just in case they would be able to breach Microsoft's defences.
Posted 20:36 on 18 May 2011
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