Anonymous claims new PSN breach [Update: false] - Gematsu
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 | | #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 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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  • Hey, Sal.  The list in question appears to be a copy of the pastebin posting from 19 March:

    EDIT: Good, you got the information. <3 I'm hoping to see the flames die down as quickly as possible.

    • Kougeru

       Thanks for this info. Looks like it’s nothing new then

  • syaznifaiq

    Wow, this guy clearly pissed me off … get a life  and enjoy it instead try to ruining others life

  • how bout go get a job or a girlfriend…do something with YOUR lives instead of trying to fuck up OURS..

    ^^^ this message has been a presentation of a NON-ANON

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    Anon is a bunch of bottom feeding mouth breathing wannabe cyber terrorists.

    Basement dwelling pasty white virgins who are so beyond moronic they make wondertards seem intelligent.

    I am sick of the press they recieve and the would like nothing more than to see people actually call these losers out for the waste of seminal fluids they are instead of fearing them and giving them undeserved attention.

    May the stench of a 1000 bloody shits forever permeate the nostrils of these walking, talking pieces of feces. May their future mates be barren and their parents suffer horribly for choosing life way back when. Anon you disgust me. The very definition of your namesake means you are cowards. You are a cancer on society and proof that what ever being is looking down on us all would be right in wiping us out if only he actually were omnipotent. He is not b/c your existence says so. If he were he would have struck your whore mothers down for even considering the notion of procreating.

    F*** You very much you putrid fetid maggots.

    • zakou

      Not bad, not bad at all.

    • TerrenceG9

      I’m falling in love with you.

  • dr000d

    Fake, according to Sony.

  • dyper

    How do you kill that which has no life

    • Kirby755

      Okay you made my day with that comment.

  • rockman29

    That’s nice.

    Go ***k yourselves Anon.

    People living their lives

  • LOL, kotaku is filled with lies

  • PrinceHeir

    wtf anons

    seriously why the hell do this??

    i just change my password just now for safety measures.

    seriously FUCK YOU ANON

  • Locksus

    Herpaderp goddamn I despise those neckbearded basement trolls who still at the age of 30 live at their parents’ basement. Their betaness is unseen. 
    Seriously, what do they hope to accomplish by hacking millions of accounts and ruining people’s fun? Fame? Fortune? They should just live their own pathetic fucking lives and leave other people alone. 

  • xMCXx

    Haha, nice joke.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    I knew it was fake.

  • I’m pretty sure the real people behind Anonymous said they didn’t have anything to do with the PSN attack in 2010. Just some stupid script kiddies who want to be like Anon. The people who really run the group tend to go for much bigger targets, and they are supposed to be for the people.

    Which is why they denied being responsible for the PSN attack, and I recall reading a post on the anon website claiming that they were banning and kicking anyone that were using the Anon name without permission or some junk.

    This is just from me reading about it back in 2010, my memory is a bit fuzzy on it though. Who was the other group that hacked gaming networks? lulzsec or something like that? It’s not only Anon, or Anon copy-cats, more “groups” are doing this crap.

    It was just recently some group breached Blizzards servers…

    Either way, I wish all these script kiddies and stuff would stop hacking into services I use… I’ve never done a single thing to these people, and I don’t like having to change my security information all the time, and I especially don’t like when a service I use is taken down for months because of a breach.

  • howardmoonish

    You guys all realize that Anonymous is not one person, or even a cohesive group, right?  

    • rockman29

      Yea, people forget that.

      In any case, ***k their waste of time amorphous group and membership.

  • InternatlGamer3

    Just changed my password and once again deleted my billing info. These fuckers need to work for SONY that way they can work and finally stop hating on SEN. Think of all the ways they can make the Sony Entertainment Network that much Bette and easily more secure.It doesn’t matter what video game system that u own. hackers have hacked into people play COD all the time through Xbox Live.People think that XBLive is impenetrable that’s a lie.

    Get a job Anon and stop hating on console gamers this shit is getting seriously old.

  • TerrenceG9

    Someone has too much time on their hands. Get a life outside of your parents’ basement -_-