Ready for some good news/bad news? Well the good news is that we may be closer to finding out what’s really going on with Sony’s PSN, the bad news, we may not be out of the woods yet.
The following excerpt comes from Reddit user, chesh420:
Ok, I’ve seen a bunch of speculation of why people think PSN is down, and I thought I should just post what the community knows in comparison to what Sony is telling everyone. The truth is, there was a new CFW (custom firmware) released known as Rebug (http://rebug.me). It essentially turns a retail console into a dev console (not fully, but gives you a lot of the same options that usually dev’s only have access to)….
Not that big of a deal, right? Well, it also turns out that some people over at NGU found out that you could provide fake CC# info and the authenticity of the information was never checked as you were on Sony’s private developer PSN network (essentially a network that Sony trusted).
Although no one has claimed to have accessed PSN users’ credit card information, the fact that such a breach had occurred in the first place isn’t really the most reassuring. It’s been 4 days since many users have been able to access PSN and with each bit of news, hype, assumptions that come out, consumers – like myself aren’t too thrilled with SCEA.
Hopefully the new servers that chesh420 referred to in his Reddit post are a lot more secure than what PSN users are stuck with now.
Thanks for the tip Jimmy.