Anonymous Claims to Have Hacked PSN, Sony Says No
Yesterday, a member of Anonymous claimed via the hacktivist group's Twitter that he had hacked Sony's PlayStation Network and had access to a 50 GB database of user account information, including emails and passwords. The ordeal brought back plenty of bad juju from the PSN outage of 2011, which was also caused by hacking.
PSN users before you raise your angry mob torches for a Sony witch hunt, take a breath. Your information is safe.
After hearing of the hack, Sony responded via the PlayStation Twitter feed that "We can confirm that the recent claim that PSN was illegally hacked & that customer PWs and email addresses were accessed is completely false."
Indeed, the Anon member had been bluffing the entire time. The pastebin file that the Anon member had included in his tweet as "evidence" that he had hacked the PSN turns out to be the same that was dumped back in 2011.
Don't worry, PSN members, there's no repeat of last year's PSN disaster.