Sony deny new Playstation Network attack – “URL exploit fixed”
Sony has spoken out and denied the claims that the Playstation Network was violated once again – this time during the mass password reset by users weeks after the last attack crippled the gaming community for a month.
Sony were quick to comment on its Playstation Blog regarding speculation circulating that another attack had taken place during the process which saw the PSN once again pulled – “We temporarily took down the PSN and Qriocity password reset page. Contrary to some reports, there was no hack involved. In the process of resetting of passwords there was a URL exploit that we have subsequently fixed.”
“Consumers who haven’t reset their passwords for PSN are still encouraged to do so directly on their PS3. Otherwise, they can continue to do so via the website as soon as we bring that site back up”
It had been suggested that an attack had taken place which would allow hackers to change passwords using a PSN email account and these denials by Sony are very closely reminiscent of those 4 weeks ago just days before Sony admitted 100-million or more users account and personal data had been exploited by hackers – So what can we believe this time?
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