Sony Hacked... Yet Again (Though Not Likely PSN-Related)

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As Sony gets its PlayStation Network back online in the West, subsidiary So-net, Sony's internet provider, was hacked earlier last week.

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Intruders entered So-net's customer rewards site and made off with USD$1,225 worth of customers' redeemable gift points.

"Although we can't completely rule out the possibility that there is a connection with the PSN issue, the likelihood is low," Keisuke Watabe, a spokesman at So-net Entertainment, told The Wall Street Journal.

The reason for this, Sony said, was because the hack was different. This comes as security experts discovered Sony Thailand's website was being used for phishing.

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Sony Subsidiary's User Accounts Hacked [WSJ.com]

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DISCUSSION

TheSadClown
Nightshift Nurse

Ugh. Several things:

1. This is just starting to seem petty. Every company is the victim of these sort of smaller attacks and yet we don't see the media cataloging them.

2. It's making me genuinely wish this upon either Microsoft or Nintendo so the above point can't be ignored by even the most ardent of fanboys.

3. As farfetched as it may seem to some, it's getting harr and harder to rule out the role (however small) that corporate espionage may be playing in some of these attacks.

4. Fuck you, hackers. I will never take your side again. Ever. My attitude about the emulation scene has even become one of "easy come, easy go" thanks to you.