PSN outage, password problems and account management inaccessible - security breached?
- Posted June 14th, 2012 at 10:03 EDT by Steven Williamson
- 8 Comments
UPDATE - The PSN is up and working for us. We can access Store and our account information...phew!
After the unscheduled downtime of the PlayStation Network and PlayStation Store today, some PlayStation users are claiming that they have been forced to reset their passwords.
Via forums, Facebook and Twitter, some users are worried that the PSN may be under attack.
“Somethings up there asking me to change me password can't get into account managment, store also down #psn is it under attack?!” Tweets @Purple_bin
“Seems that the #psn is down out of the blue. I had to change my password just to be told this annoying fact.#playsation3,” Tweets @Killian_Bussey
Sony appears to be on top of the issue, typing on Twitter – “PSN services are beginning to restore. However account management functions are still unavailable as we continue to reinstate full service.”
The fact that the account management section is where all our personal data is kept, and with reports that users are being asked to reset passwords, we’re still a little concerned at this point that the outage could be connected with a security issue. But then again we could be a little paranoid after last year’s massive security breach.
Have you been asked to change your PSN password today? Join in the debate.
Federico Almada | fedek3-usa
- 10:18am EDT - June 14th, 2012
The other day PSN went down, and when trying to login (after many retries) it asked to change your password. It seems that there is an issue between both apps (the one you use to connect and the one that validates the password), as with many retries (which is what we normally do when we cannot connect) the first app thinks that your password is expired or wrong, and sends you to change it (asking the previous password). I won't bet for a security issue, they may have been attacked... but that would be only considered as an DDOS, not a security breach.
RaY_210 | RaYU84
- 11:40am EDT - June 14th, 2012
That's why I buy psn cards and don't put in my credit card info.
Federico Almada | fedek3-usa
- 11:49am EDT - June 14th, 2012
The other day PSN went down, and when trying to login (after many retries) it asked to change your password. It seems that there is an issue between both apps (the one you use to connect and the one that validates the password), as with many retries (which is what we normally do when we cannot connect) the first app thinks that your password is expired or wrong, and sends you to change it (asking the previous password).
- 12:13pm EDT - June 14th, 2012
my PSN is working fine now my account is OK no changes needed thank god thank you sony for being on top of the situation
- 5:06pm EDT - June 14th, 2012
Who cares, put you CC information. If you get a crapload of unwanted charges just sue sony :)
At the very least you'll get your money back..
- 11:43pm EDT - June 14th, 2012
Wow you guys are so lame. "Security Breached"
So everytime you guys aren't able to guess the exact hour/minute/second PSN will be up "ZOMG HACKARS ARE BACK!!! FML FML FML!! D:"
Overt paranoia...sorta like 9/11 all over again.
- 5:39am EDT - June 15th, 2012
simply put, all hackers must die, I'm more than fed up that everytime a fat boy in his basement tries a little trick ALL GAMERS have to pay the price
I'm totally non violent, always try to find a peaceful solution to everything, but I seriously will slam the head of a hacker to the ground if I find one
- 10:19am EDT - June 15th, 2012
Yeah well make sure you cover hearsay and rumor that always makes for great news. :P
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