Sony suffers another PSN breach, 93,000 accounts temporarily compromised

Sony has been the victim of another attack on the PlayStation Network and Sony Online services, where intruders attempted to log in using a large number of account names and passwords. The vast majority of these login attempts failed, according to Sony, leading the company to believe it has been a victim of an attack of opportunity where hackers tried to access PSN and SOE accounts using information taken from other sources.

“These attempts appear to include a large amount of data obtained from one or more compromised lists from other companies, sites or other sources,” Philip Reitinger, the SVP & Chief Information Security Officer of the Sony group wrote on the official blog. “In this case, given that the data tested against our network consisted of sign-in ID-password pairs, and that the overwhelming majority of the pairs resulted in failed matching attempts, it is likely the data came from another source and not from our Networks.”

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