In a post on the EU PlayStation Blog, Chief information security officer Philip Reitinger stated that Sony had detected hacking attempts on Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment Networks. These attacks attempted to test a set of sign-in IDs and passwords against their database. Philip says, “There were approximately 93,000 accounts globally (PSN/SEN: approximately 60,000 accounts; SOE: approximately 33,000) where the attempts succeeded in verifying those accounts’ valid sign-in IDs and passwords, and we have temporarily locked these accounts.”
Those affected will have an e-mail sent to them describing the situation and details on how to reset their password.
The damage was kept to a relative minimum with a small percentage of the compromised accounts showing additional signs of activity. Sony reassures that credit cards associated with the compromised accounts were not at risk. Stay tuned to Vagary.TV as more information is released on the subject.