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Sony warned that hackers stole password, birthday and other data about users of its PlayStation Network that connected PlayStation 3 (PS3) consoles to online games, films and more. PlayStation Network and Qriocity streaming music service were turned off April 20 in the wake of an "external intrusion," according to Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold.

While the cyber attack was still being investigated, Sony said it believed that PlayStation Network and Qriocity service users' names, addresses, birthdates, passwords, and email addresses were swiped.

"While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility," Sony said in an email message being sent out to PlayStation Network and Qriocity users.

"It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained."

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PlayStation Network have suffered a very long downtime.

Also credit card details were leaked.

Sony is going around pointing fingers and blaming people, crying about Anonymous.

Everything is Sony's fault, they have let down their customers trust, and failed to properly secure their servers.

They've ran outdated software without firewalls and done a poor job.

Shame on Sony!

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Sony is going around pointing fingers and blaming people, crying about Anonymous.

Everything is Sony's fault, they have let down their customers trust, ....

Shame on Sony!

They lost customers' trust years ago. Let's not forget that these are the people who installed a Rootkit on your computer in 2005 ....

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See Wikipedia: Sony BMG copy protection rootkit scandal

And the original article by Mark Russinovich is still online: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far

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They lost customers' trust years ago. Let's not forget that these are the people who installed a Rootkit on your computer in 2005 ....

Agree.

  • Their subsidiary Sony BMG shipped audio CDs with the Sony XCP rootkit on them (2005).
  • Committed copyright infringement. The rootkit contained code from free software that were released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
  • In 1999 Sony took legal action against bleem!, Sony started these lawsuits after they launched their campaign to prevent any developer shipping software that runs PlayStation software. Although bleem! won all of its court cases the time and money lost during the cases caused the company to close down in November of 2001.
  • Sued Hong Kong import/export firm Lik-Sang who had sold imported PSPs to UK customers before the UK release date. Lik Sang was forced out of business.
  • They refuse to sell laptop computers without Windows bundled (2006).
  • Member (Contributor) of the Treacherous Computing Group.
  • Made up a fictional film critic to consistently give good reviews.
  • Sony threatens to pursue legal action against PS3 hackers.
  • 2008, October. Playstation Network Gets Revised, More Restrictive ToS. Not allowed subaccounts for friends, only your kids. Cant tell anyone on the network your real name. Automatic updates may remove data and functinoality from your PlayStation.
  • 2010. Removed the "Other OS" feature from PlayStation 3. Refuses to refund.
  • January 2011. Sent a DMCA takedown notice to GitHub demanding the removal of 6 repositories. The repositories were related to jailbreaking or homebrew development for the PS3.

http://vendors.bluwiki.com/#Sony

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Yeah, and they suck!

I have a Sony Ericsson cellphone, it sucks. Sometimes it locks up and I have to remove the battery and put it in again!

All other phones have standard storage interfaces like SD or MMC, but not Sony, they have their own proprietary Memory Stick s***.

Wont ever buy Sony again.

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Sony has been hacked again, and again, and again, and again.....

Including:-

Sony BMG Greece

Sony Music Japan

Sony Ericsson Canada

(there's more too :shocking: )

According to one Security Blog, it's 5 times in 4 days.

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:lol:

Have you seen their ASCII art?

Complete with "SET SAIL FOR FAIL!" pasted just above the horizon.

Don't see much ASCII art these days, looks like it's a dying craft.

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