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Old 05-07-2011, 07:26 PM
TurdFX4 TurdFX4 is offline
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Default Dear Playstation Network......

Fuck You.


It's been down since April 18th. Now granted I don't play it that much, but it's kinda frustrating. i got this email a couple days ago:

Valued PlayStation(R)Network/Qriocity Customer:

We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011,
certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account
information was compromised in connection with an illegal and
unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this
intrusion, we have:

1) Temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services;

2) Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full
and complete investigation into what happened; and

3) Quickly taken steps to enhance security and strengthen our
network infrastructure by rebuilding our system to provide you
with greater protection of your personal information.

We greatly appreciate your patience, understanding and goodwill
as we do whatever it takes to resolve these issues as quickly and
efficiently as practicable.

Although we are still investigating the details of this incident,
we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following
information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country,
email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login,
and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data,
including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip),
and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may
have been obtained. If you have authorized a sub-account for your
dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have
been obtained. While there is no evidence at this time that credit
card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have
provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity,
out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit
card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have
been obtained.

For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email,
telephone and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive
information. Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email,
asking for your credit card number, social security number or other
personally identifiable information. If you are asked for this information,
you can be confident Sony is not the entity asking. When the PlayStation
Network and Qriocity services are fully restored, we strongly recommend that
you log on and change your password. Additionally, if you use your PlayStation
Network or Qriocity user name or password for other unrelated services or
accounts, we strongly recommend that you change them as well.

To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, we
encourage you to remain vigilant, to review your account statements and
to monitor your credit reports. We are providing the following information
for those who wish to consider it:
- U.S. residents are entitled under U.S. law to one free credit report annually
from each of the three major credit bureaus. To order your free credit report,
visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call toll-free (877) 322-8228.

- We have also provided names and contact information for the three major U.S.
credit bureaus below. At no charge, U.S. residents can have these credit bureaus
place a "fraud alert" on your file that alerts creditors to take additional steps
to verify your identity prior to granting credit in your name. This service can
make it more difficult for someone to get credit in your name. Note, however,
that because it tells creditors to follow certain procedures to protect you,
it also may delay your ability to obtain credit while the agency verifies your
identity. As soon as one credit bureau confirms your fraud alert, the others
are notified to place fraud alerts on your file. Should you wish to place a
fraud alert, or should you have any questions regarding your credit report,
please contact any one of the agencies listed below:

Experian: 888-397-3742; www.experian.com; P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013
Equifax: 800-525-6285; www.equifax.com; P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
TransUnion: 800-680-7289; www.transunion.com; Fraud Victim Assistance Division,
P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6790

- You may wish to visit the website of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission at
www.consumer.gov/idtheft or reach the FTC at 1-877-382-4357 or 600 Pennsylvania
Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580 for further information about how to protect
yourself from identity theft. Your state Attorney General may also have advice
on preventing identity theft, and you should report instances of known or
suspected identity theft to law enforcement, your State Attorney General,
and the FTC. For North Carolina residents, the Attorney General can be
contacted at 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-9001; telephone
(877) 566-7226; or www.ncdoj.gov. For Maryland residents, the Attorney
General can be contacted at 200 St. Paul Place, 16th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202;
telephone: (888) 743-0023; or www.oag.state.md.us.

We thank you for your patience as we complete our investigation of this
incident, and we regret any inconvenience. Our teams are working around the
clock on this, and services will be restored as soon as possible. Sony takes
information protection very seriously and will continue to work to ensure that
additional measures are taken to protect personally identifiable information.
Providing quality and secure entertainment services to our customers is
our utmost priority. Please contact us at 1-800-345-7669 should you have any
additional questions.

Sincerely,

Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment



Luckily, i never used my credit or debit card to purchase something on PSN, I always used those preloaded cards.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:27 PM
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Default Re: Dear Playstation Network......

yeah, people are fucked.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:29 PM
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Default Re: Dear Playstation Network......

Luckily i've only used the cards you buy at gas stations or whatever also. This is pissing me off too though.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:46 PM
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Default Re: Dear Playstation Network......

I havnt been on in about a month anyhow, now that summer is coming, I got alot of shit to do. I play alot during winter months
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: Dear Playstation Network......

Been hacked.. The thing is.. the hackers are a part of the PSN community that are pissed about PSN not allowing things and idk just stupid stuff..

Too the point.. These hackers are not going to use any of the info, they are just proving a point to SONY!
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:01 PM
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Default Re: Dear Playstation Network......

No ones credit cards are going to be used as a result of this cyber attack. It was supposedly the group "anonymous" getting revenge on Sony for suing the hacker Geohot (George Holtz) for making a hack (called jailbreak in the hacking community). Sony sued him saying the hack is used for steeling games, when in reality its really used to customize your playstation, and possibly use apps that are not allowed by sony.

Here is a message form Anonymous...

P.S. I am in no way associated with this group, i just stay informed in the Mac/iPhone hack community
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:27 PM
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Default Re: Dear Playstation Network......

Now you can get out and do stuff with the ranger
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:30 PM
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Default Re: Dear Playstation Network......

it doesn't really bother me. When its up anyways i only play maybe twice a week. But i do miss playing "MAG". I was leveling up when it went down.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:35 PM
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Default Re: Dear Playstation Network......

Yes, fuck you playstation indeed. I came home at 10pm and I want to destroy some mother fuckin headquarters damn it. What makes me sad is im moving out In 2 weeks and probably wont have internet anymore. So my last oppertunity to use the psn for a while has been taken from me.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:14 AM
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Now you can get out and do stuff with the ranger
or yo' momma
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:52 AM
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Default Re: Dear Playstation Network......

really tho, its a free service. You cant bitch to much about it. If we were paying for the service, I would be a little more upset. But its not a right to be on psn
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:05 AM
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you paid for it when you bought the system. Theres no
such thing as a free lunch.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:09 AM
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yes that is true. But for the online aspect of it. I mean, weve been buying the game console for years, even before the online was ever thought of. I think back when I had my N64 it was like $300 or so...?

Now for Xbox guys who have to pay to play online, I would be pissed. Same as if your cable takes a shit you would call and demand a credit to your account. But for psn, sony and the game manufacture are paying to put it up and yes, we have to buy the game, but we've always had to buy the games.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:20 AM
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For many people im sure the free online was a deal maker when comparing it to an x box. I know it was for me, well that and blueray. I do understand your point. But its almost been three weeks, come on. There buissness is probably going to really suffer from this im sure. Im just really curious what the super nerds are doing? Im sure even when the network is back up that, a lot of people wont even want to play. From personal experiance ive learned that hardcore gaming comes in phases and when you break that phase its hard to get back into it.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:24 AM
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So is the psn down to where you can't even sign in? I suppose I could turn on the ps3 but im to lazy right now and Im getting ready to leave to stick the rear end in the ol mans truck! lol
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