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by Mike Masnick


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Things Get Worse And Worse For Sony As Another Massive Data Breach Detected

from the this-is-why-you-don't-trust-rootkitters dept

For the few of you left who still trusted Sony, now comes news of yet another massive data breach, this time for Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) users. SOE is their online multiplayer games offering. It sounds like a similar issue to the PSN hack, again with lots of data being taken. Making matters worse, apparently for players outside the US, Sony kept credit card numbers and/or bank details in an "outdated database" (read, one not properly secured or encrypted, apparently). And... Sony is now admitting that the breach occurred a few weeks ago, so this info has probably already been put to use. So, we've got the rootkit, the PSN and now the SOE issue. Who actually willingly pays Sony for anything any more?

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    bADiTCH (profile), 3 May 2011 @ 8:55am

    Just got my email for SOE

    Opened my inbox this morning and low and behold there was an email from Sony about my SOE account. Now I find this kinda funny about the attacks that have been discovered as of yet. But it sucks that my kids do use some SOE games and when i had to tell my son this morning that he won't be able to play his Clone Wars games he was pissed.

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