Sony hit with new hack attack, game developers angry

Sony hit with new hack attack, game developers angry.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/05/3bljy8.jpg[/newsimage]Sony's struggle to re-launch its online PlayStation Network service continues to hit snags. A new report suggests the Herculean effort exerted by unnumbered experts might not be enough to combat malicious hackers, and that gamers eager to get back to killing friends online in "Killzone 3" could be waiting a big longer. A brazen third attack was carried out over the weekend after hackers published personal information on a Sony site.


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At this point Sony just needs to do right by their consumers and give back the “Other OS” feature and hopefully the attacks will stop.

[QUOTE=SciFer;2587899]At this point Sony just needs to do right by their consumers and give back the “Other OS” feature and hopefully the attacks will stop.[/QUOTE]
Wasn’t the “other OS” the source of the attacks? It was done on a hacked PS3 machine according to some sources.

[QUOTE=SciFer;2587899]At this point Sony just needs to do right by their consumers and give back the “Other OS” feature and hopefully the attacks will stop.[/QUOTE]

I doubt this will matter. These were unpatched Apache servers and several other weak entry points. It was relatively easy for anybody to hack those servers. Sony’s security auditor should be fired immediately.

This has to be Good For XBOX…M$

[QUOTE=AIRBUD7;2588156]This has to be Good For XBOX…M$[/QUOTE] yup.

yes it is great for xbox. just go to any gamestop and ask. everybodys trading in there ps3 consols and games for xbox stuff. new game sales are also dead for the ps3. now the ps3 crowd can’t joke about my 50 a year for xbox live. we now know that was for security.:slight_smile:

[QUOTE=Tbonenga;2588378]yes it is great for xbox. just go to any gamestop and ask. everybodys trading in there ps3 consols and games for xbox stuff. new game sales are also dead for the ps3. now the ps3 crowd can’t joke about my 50 a year for xbox live. we now know that was for security.:)[/QUOTE]

If Sony did some auditing, even automatic (like the QualysGuard), this would never have happened at all.

I might actually go by Gamestop and see what kind of deal I could get on a used PS3.