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Posted: Oct 12th 2011 1:51PM Daemodand said

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@Syesta Since when is brute force not hacking? 33,000 people lose access to their accounts because of unauthorized logins but hey, it's okay! Sony didn't get hacked. Give me a break!
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Posted: Oct 12th 2011 5:27PM DarkWalker said

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@Daemodand

If someone invades your computer, steals your login and password, and then proceeds to mess with your account, it's you that were hacked, not SOE.

We don't have all the details in this specific case, but from what information was released this looks like the most probable scenario. Either the miscreants have used some kind of trojan or spyware to steal login and password information from the users, or they hacked other sites, got username/password information from those, and tried them on PSN/SOE to see which ones worked.

So, it wasn't SOE or PSN that was hacked. Does not guarantee Sony is completely in the clear - maybe there was something they could have done to catch the attempt earlier - but Sony's systems weren't compromised.
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Posted: Oct 12th 2011 11:36AM Dunraven said

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Shouldn't WoW Inside...errrrr I mean AOL be going after Bioware now? I mean SOE is hardly a threat to Blizzard these days. /rolleyes

Posted: Oct 12th 2011 1:05PM jslim419 said

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@Dunraven

but your armor back in the closet. The white knight alarm has not been sounded yet.
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