Sony suffers fresh PSN breach

Ben Parfitt
Sony suffers fresh PSN breach

It's the nightmare it must have been dreading. Evidence is mounting that one of Sony's fresh PSN security measures has already been circumvented.

The exploit allows people to change users' password via the PSN password reset page using only a PSN account email and date of birth – both of which were obtained by hackers in the original breach.

It was first exposed by Nylevia.com, and while on the face of things it looked unlikely Eurogamer now claims to have verification of the hack's authenticity.

As a result, PSN sign-in is now unavailable on a number of Sony's sites. The site that password reset emails direct users to has also been taken down.

"Unfortunately this also means that those who are still trying to change their password via Playstation.com or Qriocity.com will be unable to do so for the time being,"  a Sony statement confirmed.

"This is due to essential maintenance and at present it is unclear how long this will take.

"In the meantime you will still be able to sign into PSN via your PlayStation 3 and PSP devices to connect to game services and view Trophy/Friends information."

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Tags: PlayStation , psn , network , breach , reset , password

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