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.”
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 email@example.com 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.
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.”