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PlayStation Shut Down for a Week: Heaven Forbid or Thank Heavens?

News 2011/04/27 20:00:00
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PlayStation users are going through some serious withdrawal right about now.

While they can play games offline, the PlayStation Network is done indefinitely (not forever gamers, take it easy), most probably less than a week, according to NPR.

Why?

It seems some hackers found a serious security hole.

Sony, the game maker, blogged that hackers might have obtained "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."

PlayStation hosts about 70 million accounts, and the company warns users to be on the look out for unexplained charges on credit cards. They also say users should change their passwords elsewhere if they use the same one.
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  • gone i guess 2011/05/18 12:22:59
  • Werkea 2011/04/29 21:00:30
    Heaven forbid
    Werkea
    i dont have one anyways
  • Over 2011/04/28 23:30:32
    Heaven forbid
    Over
    Us Playstationers are gonna kill the bastard(s) that did this.
  • Chris D 2011/04/28 20:36:28
    Heaven forbid
    Chris D
    I need my black ops back!!
    black ops black ops
  • AustinEngy 2011/04/28 20:12:12
    Thank heavens
    AustinEngy
    I can brag to my PS3 fan friends that I can still play xbox!
  • Funky Monk AustinEngy 2011/04/29 01:07:00
    Funky Monk
    We still don't have to pay ;P
    pay neener neener neener
  • 7of9 2011/04/28 19:56:36
    Heaven forbid
    7of9
    PSN is my life and I'm not happy.
  • Funky Monk 2011/04/28 19:50:21
    Heaven forbid
    Funky Monk
  • AIC fan 2011/04/28 19:38:16
    Heaven forbid
    AIC fan
    +1
    Does not affect me I have my 360
  • FYI 2011/04/28 19:16:47
    Heaven forbid
    FYI
    Hope they put extra help on at the suicide prevention centers.
  • ih8uf 2011/04/28 19:05:15
    Heaven forbid
    ih8uf
    I know how addictive game play can be, so I feel for those affected by this...

    HOWEVER...this brings to light another of the big corporations mishandling private consumer information, and that should be looked into thoroughly, not just for Sony, but all companies that stockpile such information "online"...
  • wingman 2011/04/28 19:00:11
    Heaven forbid
    wingman
    The reply from PlayStation was just a beginning to what may happen when your family is hungry.
  • FluffyCupcakespanker~PWCM~JLA 2011/04/28 18:47:10
    Heaven forbid
    FluffyCupcakespanker~PWCM~JLA
    Solcom withdrawls lol
  • Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of ... 2011/04/28 18:37:32
    Heaven forbid
    Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of PHAET
    It's not like they had any games to play in the first place.
    games play
  • Hebertprime 2011/04/28 18:25:05
    Heaven forbid
    Hebertprime
    +1
    NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOO...
    ...
    Oh wait, I play xbox...Okay, never mind then
  • wpsark 2011/04/28 18:14:11
    Thank heavens
    wpsark
    +1
    I don't play my PS3 online...guess that's a good thing now
  • DANNY_B0i♛ 2011/04/28 17:33:26
    Thank heavens
    DANNY_B0i♛
    Get your problems fixed before you put it back on. I don't want my information being stolen.
  • WhereIs... DANNY_B0i♛ 2011/04/28 18:34:29
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    I think that train has already left the station. Keep an eye on whatever credit/debit card you used for payments.
  • kitty 2011/04/28 17:15:51
    Heaven forbid
    kitty
    Neither. It's not a big deal, but I'm not excited either. Btw, this is old news sodahead. Get with it.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2011/04/28 16:28:59
    Heaven forbid
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
  • odanu ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2011/04/28 16:53:40
    odanu
    Anonymous has stated they're not responsible for this latest breach.
  • MxkxB odanu 2011/04/28 17:24:24
    MxkxB
    +1
    Nope... not guilty.

    Playstation sucks. XBOX rules!
  • Time Tr... MxkxB 2011/04/28 17:37:48
    Time Traveler
    +2
    Brand loyalty? Really?

    brand loyalty
  • MxkxB Time Tr... 2011/04/28 17:46:01
    MxkxB
    Just being ironic. Who in their right mind would ever place their credit card on a game site?
    You can buy prepaid cards at any department store.
  • WhereIs... MxkxB 2011/04/28 18:35:58
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    It is just like buying anything else online, and people tend to trust a company like Sony (not anymore).
  • MxkxB WhereIs... 2011/04/28 19:13:49
    MxkxB
    I sure would not. I am an avid XBOX 360 fan, yet I would never use my credit cards to do anything with it online.
  • Time Tr... MxkxB 2011/04/29 00:34:44
    Time Traveler
    +1
    I am to careful where my limited money goes. If I get a game, someone else got it for me.
  • MxkxB Time Tr... 2011/04/29 03:07:26
    MxkxB
    Smart move sir! :)
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... odanu 2011/04/28 19:47:08
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    then who posted that graphic saying anon is responsible
  • odanu ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2011/04/29 16:29:12
    odanu
    that was an earlier DDOS attack.
  • Catita 2011/04/28 15:43:09
    Thank heavens
    Catita
    all the info the hackers stole is not a laughing matter. 77 mill of users have their info compromised.
  • MxkxB Catita 2011/04/28 17:46:23
    MxkxB
    77 Million careless people!
  • WhereIs... MxkxB 2011/04/28 18:36:59
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    So you think anybody that ever bought anything online is careless? I think that is ridiculous, buying online is big business. You take a risk when you buy anywhere, even when you use your credit care when you go out to dinner. Get real.
  • MxkxB WhereIs... 2011/04/28 19:17:28
    MxkxB
    "Get real?" Using a credit card for online gaming is more than careless.

    You should never use a credit card online for anything other than perhaps travel or accommodations. There are plenty of prepaid cards for those other transactions that are limited to the amount you put on the cards.
  • Catita MxkxB 2011/04/28 20:35:15
    Catita
    +1
    not really, they have to pay with credit cards, and give their info to receive the item.
    the info is always encrypted but there are smart thieves that can hack anything even the gov. pc.
  • MxkxB Catita 2011/04/28 20:40:58
    MxkxB
    The prepaid cards tend to always be much safer than a personal credit card.
    These days hackers are not the only issue.
    Those Nigerian scams are ruining many financially.
  • Catita MxkxB 2011/04/28 20:48:07 (edited)
    Catita
    prepaid cards don't have the protection of the banks if the item is not received. Who protects you if you buy from a ghost co? just think about it.
    One more thing antivirus programs like Norton, tells you if the site is secure and you can check to verify the certification.
  • MxkxB Catita 2011/04/28 20:58:54 (edited)
    MxkxB
    Have you even lost money with your credit card online?
    I haven't. They offer the same protection as your ordinary bank credit card.
    https://www.greendotonline.co...
    Those tornado's are frightening today!
  • Catita MxkxB 2011/04/28 21:17:57
    Catita
    +1
    I don't use cc online I get the 800# and I call and order what I want and only from well known companies like LL.Bean or Barnes and Noble. etc.
  • MxkxB Catita 2011/04/28 21:19:37
    MxkxB
    +1
    VERY smart idea!
    I do that as well.

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