Well it took all of 4 days before Sony’s PSN network has been yet again compromised. Reports coming in from Kotaku, Tech Radar, and other sources have confirmed that an exploit in the password reset page that went up this weekend could be used to essentially steal your identity.
Adding insult to injury to PSN users, all a potential hacker would need is your email and date of birth to reset your account password and gain access to your account and any data you’ve put up on Sony’s database – your email and date of birth is exactly the type of information admitted was compromised in the first place. As of right now, PSN services have been suspended via their website.
Don’t Panic (not just yet anyway)
In an attempt to clarify what’s going on, Sony’s official Playstation Blog released the following statement via their twitter account:
Clarification: this maintenance doesn’t affect PSN on consoles, only the website you click through to from the password change email.
It should be mentioned that if you’ve already reset your password/info, you should be okay as there are folks who have been able to connect via their console. Kotaku is reporting that if your account has been compromised this time you should have received an email notifying you that your account information has changed.
Remember my official “we’ll see” for yesterday’s article? Let’s just say I’ve downgraded back to cynicism.