Thursday, 28 April 2011

Sony PlayStation site hacked

Yes!!! you read it right, your and mine favorite Gaming platform companies Sony PlayStation site has been attacked (SQL injection Attack)

A hacker broke into the PlayStation video game online network and stole names, addresses and possibly credit card data belonging to 77 million people.

It is believed to be one of the biggest-ever Internet security breaches of its kind.

In a public statement Sony said an

"illegal and unauthorised person" obtained people's names, addresses, email address, birth dates, user names, passwords, logins, security questions and more

Sony is reassuring the users of the PlayStation that "All credit card information stored in there systems was encrypted",

But we cannot rule out the possibility that the credit card data was stolen. and the second question is how strong the encryption was ?

However on the second hand if hacker down know the credit card detail but he still have unencrypted data whihc means he still have accessed your name, address, email address, birthday, password, and so on.

"The personal data table, which is a separate data set, was not encrypted, but was, of course, behind a very sophisticated security system that was breached in a malicious attack."

Sony said it hoped to restore some of the PlayStation network's services within a week.

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