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Sony denies group's claims that PSN was hacked

Company "found no evidence that there was any intrusion into our network"

Sony has denied the claims of DerpTrolling, a hacker group which claimed it had raided the databases of the PSN, along with a number of other online services.

The group had published a list of emails and passwords for PSN, Windows Live Mail and 2K Games accounts online, and claimed to be prepared to release more, but Sony says that they've come from other sources than hacking.

"We have investigated the claims that our network was breached and have found no evidence that there was any intrusion into our network," the company wrote in a declaration to Joystiq. "Unfortunately, Internet fraud including phishing and password matching are realities that consumers and online networks face on a regular basis. We take these reports very seriously and will continue to monitor our network closely."

GamesIndustry.biz requested statements from the companies involved last week, but none were forthcoming.

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Latest comments (3)

Peter Bond Studying Art & Design, University of Bedfordshire4 years ago
well, hacked or not, its a calling to change your passwords people! ...
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Iain Stanford Experienced Software Engineer, Tinderstone4 years ago
Well..no not really.

If its not been hacked, then you only need change your password....if its obviously guessable like "Password", or if you've sent it via email to some dodgy spam. Which you shouldn't be doing anyway.

There's no need to be in a panic and go changing all your passwords just because other peoples have been guessed. If you have good passwords, or good password management then thats fine.

All this really is, is a reminder than you need passwords people can't guess, and double check where emails are sending you to/from.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Iain Stanford on 24th November 2014 8:02pm

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Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany4 years ago
Well, I agree with Peter. But because it's always good to change your passwords regularly.
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