It has surfaced recently that the hacker group Anonymous were behind the PSN outage of last April. It has been stated that the Spanish police have apprehended members of the group in which they have found servers and other various equipment which suggest these individuals were part of the hack which cost Sony $173 Million in damages.
Blogs and websites alike have provided these same details but not much else is known at this time but more shall be revealed as the week progresses. It is believed that the individuals apprehended were also involved in various hacks on government and business websites also. No names have been released at present and no charges have been made public.
Also in other hacker related news, other gaming and governmental sites have suffered security breaches with hacker groups like LulzSec accepting responsibility for the recent Nintendo and even NHS cyber attacks. The news comes as no surprise and investigations are underway with both gaming companies and various other companies looking at stepping up their online security and pursuing these hackers to try to put a stop to these endless amount of cyber onslaughts
After the big crash of the Playstation Network at the end of April, Sony were only beginning to get their security and network back in order when it was revealed that there has been another attack on Sony through their Sony BMG Greece music site. The attack once again caused loss of user’s data and email addresses and the hackers even shared the acquired data in an online forum. The attack comes as another blow to the Sony Empire and raises questions of how these hackers have been able to breach the network and gain access to all this information. It has been pointed out by many bloggers and tech advisors that the hacks to the network have left the Sony network exposed to further attacks as Sony has become the ultimate target for hackers everywhere. Read the rest of this entry
From the 17th to the 19th April, the Playstation Network experienced a worldwide outage which resulted in no access to the Network for several days. It was then revealed that the network outage was caused by a security breach which led to long network downtime along with loss of information. Patrick Seybold, the director of communications at Sony publicized the details of this incident in the Playstation Blog. He stated that the security breach resulted in the ability of the unauthorised hacker to gain the information of the 70 million users that subscribe to the network. While it is believed that only the basic profile information was accessed there was still a chance that the various email, phone and even credit card details of the PSN users were also hacked during the attack. Read the rest of this entry