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.

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    One word to this guy.... wannabe
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  • hrhuffnpuff
    Well, call me a tad cynical, but instead of hacking PSN, they should try and hack into DoD and get some real info on Area 51 or some other clandestine base or post (if you are Army). That will make it worth there while and it will be more interesting.
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  • hrhuffnpuff
    Well, call me a tad cynical, but instead of hacking PSN, they should try and hack into DoD and get some real info on Area 51 or some other clandestine base or post (if you are Army). That will make it worth there while and it will be more interesting.
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  • officeguy
    One word to this guy.... wannabe
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  • internetlad
    INTERNET NEWS!
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