Sony keeps 99.9% of it's customers safe from hackers

Posted on October 12, 2011 - 12:20pm by Sean Hinz

Philip Reitinger, Sony's Chief Information Security Officer, not only defended our accounts from the dangers of the Internet, but he regaled us with stories of his epic battle.

PSN, SOE, and SEN detected "a large amount of data obtained from one or more compromised lists from other companies, sites or other sources." The hackers tried to pair up the information they had, with the accounts that existed on all these Sony services. About .1% found a match, which translates to about 93,000 accounts globally. Not bad, when you consider what happened the last time Sony was hacked.

"As a preventative measure, we are requiring secure password resets for those PSN/SEN accounts that had both a sign-in ID and password match through this attempt. If you are in the small group of PSN/SEN users who may have been affected, you will receive an email from us at the address associated with your account that will prompt you to reset your password."

Nice showing Sony. Not only did they stop the hackers, but the let us know about it pretty quickly.

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