Sony was forced to lock down a number of PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment accounts today. Find out why after the break.
Sony Corp had to lock 93,000 PSN and SOE accounts after hackers attempted a mass execution of sign-in IDs and passwords. While most of the attempted logins resulted in failure, there were some accounts that showed “additional activity” prior to being locked. Users will be put at ease knowing that in any event, no credit card details were compromised during this latest scare and anybody with a locked account can look for an e-mail coming shortly with further instructions. There doesn’t seem to be much mainstream attention to this latest security problem however, Sony has to be careful as consumers can only be so forgiving. This time, they seem to have the right idea, communicating quickly and efficiently and we can only hope for better things for the company after a very rough year.
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