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Posted: Apr 27th 2011 12:23PM godly967 said

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is there a massively app?

Posted: Apr 27th 2011 12:43PM (Unverified) said

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I have never set up a PSN identity or completed any transactions via the PS3. I have, however, been playing SOE MMO's since 1995. How does the impact me? Should change my station access information?

Posted: Apr 27th 2011 12:47PM (Unverified) said

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If you've never ONCE entered any personal info into the PS3, you're safe. If you've only played the PC versions of FreeRealms or DCU, you're safe.
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Posted: Apr 27th 2011 1:32PM watchawatch said

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I'm really annoyed. Like REALLY annoyed.
How is it that ALL of the information has been compromised?
And the waiting so long excuse they use?
BS. It does not take 5 days for them to realize just how serious the issue is.

It took them five days to figure out the best way to do damage control.

I can deal with companies being attack -Trion is the most recent example. BUT how a company deals with it and what was left vulnerable is the big issue. Seriously. How does a company like Sony not compartmentalize their information? You hear of companies getting email or passwords stolen - but it sounds like the hacker stole the whole damn house.

You've lost a loyal fan Sony forever. I don't care what you do, I won't trust you again. Time to flag my credit and have a new CC sent.

Posted: Apr 27th 2011 3:02PM (Unverified) said

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How'd it get compromised so easy? Why, that's simple. The last firmware update was put together so shabbily by the PS3 "devs" that they left open access to the developer accounts. While people were busy downloading all the free games they could off PSN with the new hacked firmware, hackers even made it publicly known that Sony DID NOT ENCRYPT ANY USER INFO. Instead of taking it down immediately, Sony sat around while that info floated across the web, where the real bad guy hackers saw it and went to work. After it was completely compromised, THEN Sony took down the PSN. Then Sony sat around for 6-7 days trying to think up damage control before finally admitting what happened to the users info.

I hope Sony/SOE burn for this.
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Posted: Apr 27th 2011 2:07PM Yarr said

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I just hope this is a wake up call to all the MMO companies that they need to put in place better security and account/character/item recovery methods. I will say that unlike some companies out there (I'm looking at you NCSoft), my dealings with SOE support (Free Realms) have always been excellent.

The only SOE game I play is PC Free Realms and the only big problems have been down time (just went down a few minutes ago for more maintenance), which is not really a big deal. They do need to do something more reasonable for the FR / DCUO PS3 players of course, like a free month or such; I don't know how things work on the PS3 of their games. But it should be something to make up for lost subscription time.

Posted: Apr 27th 2011 3:05PM (Unverified) said

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@Yarr

A month of free time makes up for all their info being in someone else's hands? Don't think so. DCU and FreeRealms are handled through the PSN on PS3. Those users were compromised just like everybody else who had a PSN account.
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Posted: Apr 27th 2011 3:06PM (Unverified) said

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And those who play on both PS3 and PC and used the same account login name/password for both means their PC accounts are ready and ripe for plucking too.
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Posted: Apr 27th 2011 5:58PM Yarr said

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No, actually I was referring to only the SOE end of things, not for PSN account info being hacked. For that some serious lawsuits and payouts should happen, but usually when these things happen nothing is done for the customers and, if any money is paid, most goes to the lawyers. Mega-corporations like Sony own the politicians, make the laws and generally run the world. Until the people wake up and change that, this type of thing will keep right on happening, with those same mega-corps taking a business as usual approach, because any lawsuit payouts are pocket change compared to the profits they rake in each month.

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Posted: Apr 27th 2011 2:55PM pcgneurotic said

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Meh, consoles.

Posted: Apr 27th 2011 4:35PM Space Cobra said

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So, the Sony Online (PC) is not really affected by this, it seems. Still, I do have a PS3 and I do have info on it. I'll change passwords on both, to be safe.

The good news, for me, is that I rarely use a credit card, if ever, for these services, just because of these things. Well, I try not to: I recently used a CC on the PC service for one purchase. So, there's that to be a bit nervous about. I don't have any such info on the PS3. Just a PO Box and a bit of a derivative/vague name that isn't exactly me.

Posted: Apr 28th 2011 5:20AM Rayne26 said

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Instead of giving free cash to everytone for hackers taking all the data they just give you discounts.Yeah sony keep fooling with people and soon you will loose your whole network system.
I hope hackers take you down once and for all till you realise how to treat people.

Posted: Apr 28th 2011 5:18AM Rayne26 said

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I hope hackers take sony down once and for all till they realise how to treat people.
Instead of giving people free cash for all this mess they charge them for discounts.Who do you think you are fooling?
I my self i will never buy a ps4 and i will turn to microsoft cause sony is all about stealing people's money.

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