SOE Hacked Really

Oh, and Sony Online (SOE) data is compromised too

If you’ve tried to log into Star Wars Galaxies lately, and let’s face it, for the two of you… and maybe the many more that play DC Universe Online you no longer need to feel left out. Your account data has been compromised too. A customer service notification from Sony Online Entertainment states that login names and hashed passwords, along with all of the regular demographic information has been compromised.

A 2007 database of  credit, debit, and bank account numbers is also thought to be compromised. This database only contained information from non-US customers.

Sony believes that no current SOE credit card data were exposed, stating that this data is kept in a “completely separate and secured environment.” <– you should probably just keep that information to yourself in light of recent events.

Anyhow, you know the drill. Check your credit report, watch your credit card activity, hide yo kids, hide yo wife, etc. Stay safe out there kids.

Read the full statement here.

Scott

Hi, I’m one of the founders of Nerd Appropriate and the Rated NA podcast. I like good and bad sci-fi films and tv, pho, and the retrofuture. I am primarily an Xbox gamer, but also do some PC and Wii U gaming as well. By day, I am a research scientist, mostly in topics related to human-computer interaction and user experience. Before all this, fellow NA co-founder Matt and I played music together in various bands. I also used to make "comedy" videos for my high school morning news program before there was a place to post them online. Favorite Star Wars character? Admiral Ackbar. Best Bond era? Timothy Dalton (Craig a close second). Game of all time? Maybe System Shock 2. Thanks for being a part of this labor of nerdy love with us.
  • Ash

    As if I needed another reason to be a 360 fanboy… Nice work Sony.

  • Micah G

    My blind hatred for all things Sony continues to pay off dividends.

  • It’s a shame. The PS3 is a pretty awesome piece of hardware.

    At the same time SOE is another business model which is build largely on subscriptions + microtransactions — Sony, at large, is also one of those companies that push their own proprietary stuff all over you. They’re not exactly building a case for brand loyalty.

    In the end, I really worry most of all for Kevin Butler.

  • helloscientist

    Minidisc was cool right? Good thing I’m a US customer, go AMERICA!