Bad news for folks who use the Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment Network: Sony has announced the detection of unauthorized attempts to test a massive number of sign-in IDs and passwords on its networks – approximately 93,000 accounts to be specific. Fortunately most of the login attempts have failed and Sony has managed to prevent anything further from happening by locking out those accounts. The company also mentioned that no credit card details are at risk this time around.
While it was still a security breach, it looks like Sony has managed to handle things better this time around when compared to what happened earlier this year. None of the networks had to go down, and all affected users need to do is validate their accounts and they’re good to go again. SEN, PSN and SOE users, look out for emails if you’ve been affected. But as usual, be careful of any phishing scams that may appear to take advantage of this whole situation.