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Posted: May 2nd 2011 9:45AM starbuck1771 said

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They better be reimbersing for lost time. This is starting to become a major issue with SOE.

Posted: May 2nd 2011 9:55AM real65rcncom said

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@starbuck1771
It already was a major issue, not 'becoming'.

It's why they are taking the servers down.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 9:55AM EgoPoisoning said

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Spent all morning on the horn with Wells Fargo due to this. Assuming that the hax involved getting anything close to the information they pulled out of the PSN, my PoxNora account became a tremendous liability. Six years ago (when I started playing that game) I wasn't nearly as aware of social engineering approaches to identity theft, and I imagine I would have made it very easy for someone to gank my info.

Posted: May 2nd 2011 10:01AM (Unverified) said

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@EgoPoisoning

SOE has been hacked? Where did you find this out?

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Posted: May 2nd 2011 2:38PM Saker said

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@EgoPoisoning
Wells Fargo! You need to drop them for a decent bank asap! Those people are a horrible joke, their merger with Wachovia has been a mess that never should have been allowed. They were already too-big before the merger.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 7:36PM EgoPoisoning said

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@Saker

I agree with everything you say. Even worse, my fiancee's father worked for them for something like 20 years; when he passed away last January, Fargo froze all of the family's accounts and no one would help them.

Unfortunately, they're into me for a good chunk o' loans, so I won't be free of the beast for the foreseeable future.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 9:57AM (Unverified) said

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I hope this is just some careful, preemptive moves on their part and not a sign that SOE has been compromised as well.

What did we customers ever do to these hackers? Whatever they have against Sony they sure as hell don't need to take it out on all of us.

Ugh I'm worried now....really worried.



Posted: May 2nd 2011 10:00AM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) You might as well ask what you did to the guy mugging you for your wallet. They're doing it for the money they can get reselling and abusing the information.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 10:34AM Tyrang said

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The fact is that it is not easy to "teach" yourself to be a hacker (I only know a few institutions that even teach it for security purposes, and make you sign a contract on it).

So people who are very good at it, has very questionable standards. I understand that a lot of hackers don't randomly hack things, but it is definitely in their arsenals if they wish to use it.

Besides, there are prolly other very important info in the system, like source codes. Not to say that they may gain access to SOE internal network.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 10:37AM Tyrang said

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With that said, I almost think it is unlikely for the hackers to "hack" your credit info and stuff, since there are bigger fishes in their action. Prolly sell your personal info to other companies tho. It is unlikely for a hacker who hack into SOE or Sony's other network to even paid attention to your account.

Well, I will still be careful >.>

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Posted: May 2nd 2011 10:59AM aurickle said

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@Tyrang
I'm afraid you're wrong. This hack wasn't for the thrill of it. It was targeted to get customer info. SoE has a huge database of name and credit information. That is a goldmine if it can be stolen, which was exactly what happened here.

You think they're going to take your credit card info (along with your name, the address on the account, etc.) and then not use it? Get real.

Sure, the person who stole it may not personally use it but will instead sell it to others who do so. But if your info was stolen, it's GOING to get used.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 11:05AM bobfish said

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No one is going to touch this data, it is far too hot. This is the biggest theft of personal information ever, no one with a brain is going to go anywhere near it because the feds will be all over it the second it pops up on the grid.

This is just some punks with issues trying to get at Sony and hurting us in the process.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 11:18AM (Unverified) said

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@bobfish

I hope to all the gods in EQ2 that your right.

...and to think i was having so much fun last night in my new land speeder in SWG. *sigh*

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Posted: May 2nd 2011 11:53AM Dunraven said

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@bobfish I dunno Bob..I would say it probably more likely a bunch of middle aged SOE haters than it is young punks...I mean those guys are completely off their rockers.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 12:03PM Tyrang said

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@aurickle

I already said that they prolly sell your info. They just won't directly hack your account, or identity-theft you.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 1:36PM pid said

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@bobfish naaah... you always find a buyer for that stuff. think big. like china or mafia.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 2:26PM Interitus said

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@(Unverified) I thought anonymous came forward and took responsibility. Claiming that Sony went after their fellow hackers who jailbroke a PS3.

http://anonops.blogspot.com/2011/04/opsony.html

If anonymous has any scruples they wouldn't leak customer information because the attack was at Sony, not it's customers.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 3:53PM Stellar25 said

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Posted: May 2nd 2011 4:09PM bobfish said

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@pid They aren't that stupid. You can google for more than they got from PSN. Without credit cards it isn't worth too much, and no organised criminal group is going to want the heat associated with it.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 4:37PM Interitus said

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@Stellar25

Thanks, I hadn't seen that. Although the problem with anonymous is the right hand doesn't always know what the left hand is doing. By their own admission it could be anonymous members working on their own.
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