Anonymous claims new PSN breach [Update: false]
posted on 08.15.12 at 02:19 PM EDT by (@salromano)
10 million accounts affected, says Anon.

Vigilante hacker group Anonymous claims to have broken into PlayStation Network and downloaded a 50 gigabyte database of users’ e-mail and passwords. According to the group, 10 million accounts are “at risk.”

It said on Twitter: “.@Sony Hacked, @PlayStation Network Pwned | http://pastebin.com/HUjZPaF3 | #PSN | #Anonymous.”

Following the link reveals a list of nearly 4,000 account e-mails and encrypted passwords, as well as the following text (warning: offensive language):

Think outside the box.

I am a man with no name, I’m the man behind Anonymous, hence “master & card visa takedown in 2010”

FBI, will you seize the innocent doors,or a devil behind that door whos staring right at’cha?

I got no twitter,facebook, neither I go in IRC.. if someone takes credit for this pwnage, he’s a faggot.

What’s the target?…It’s SONY, MOTHERFUCKER.

Contact me at anon@prvt.org for the full database, which is 50GB, fuck.

About 10 million fuckers at risk. Yes, if you play playstatio network, you’re included<3

I’d say it’s a good time to change your passwords, everyone.

Sony last dealt with a major PlayStation Network in 2010, when hackers forced PlayStation Network down for 24 days. Read more about that here.

Thanks, Kotaku.

Update 2:27 p.m.: The list appears to be a copy of this list of hacked e-mail accounts posted on March 19. Even so, it shouldn’t hurt to change your password, just to be safe. Do that here.

Update 5:00 p.m.: Official world from Sony: “We’ve confirmed that the recent claim that PSN was illegally hacked and that customer passwords and addresses were accessed is false.”

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