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    PSN back online.... or not?

    Hi,

    As you all know, PSN was hacked almost a month ago. Sony closed the network after finding out that 77 million user accounts we're compromised. Also well over 22 million creditcard information might be copied.

    Sony has re-opened PSN today for the public in several country's.
    One of the security measures is a required password change (which is activated through an required firmware update)

    Now people who update to the new firmware are complaining they get an error when they select to change their password.

    Also, an hour after the update the whole network seems down again. Players reporting the same old Maintenance message when logging in to PSN.

    What are your opinions on this last part? Is the network overloaded? Are they hacked again?

    My personal thought: the last part seems more realistic since they must have done everything in their power to minimize the problems for players.

    Maybe the hackers still had a backdoor, which they used to hack again when the PSN came back online (to the public)
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    It was up last night for me, but it's down again right now.

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    I would assume it is overloaded, my kids got on today with no issues, the update was done in only a few minutes and changed passwords on first try
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    That's exactly what I was trying to say with my post.

    What is your though/opinion on this?

    Michelle: They say it's down right now for everyone. (I don't own a PS3)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pr0jects View Post
    That's exactly what I was trying to say with my post.

    What is your though/opinion on this?

    Michelle: They say it's down right now for everyone. (I don't own a PS3)
    My kids just got off 10 minutes ago.. they have been playing all day! I kicked them off as I have dinner in the oven and its almost done
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    Then you might be in one of the country's Steve is talking about:
    http://twitter.com/#!/SteveReynolds/...62378602377217
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    Actually, I just got online.

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    I got stuck at the you must change your password screen.

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    Im hearing that North America and Australia are back online.
    Europe sadly isnt as I can vouch for, but its due up by the end of the day/early tomorrow.

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    Honestly I am willing to bet things are going to be a bit rocky for the first few days but I would be happy, personally, that it's even back up at all. In the meantime I've been enjoying my Xbox Live Subscription more than ever
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    Ours updated yesterday morning at around 10am, Password prompt come up but kept throwing up error codes.

    I think our issue is that we have just bought a new PS3 Slim because the big old 40gb one gave up the ghost after 4 years of abuse a few months ago, We had to re-activate our accounts on the PC via email.

    Around 9am today the email allowed us to change the password (before that the website was down). And now it's all online Minimal production for the next 24 hours i predict. lol
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    It now appears to be working.

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    I checked my account last night. Couldn't get on after the update. I'm already a PS+ user so there's no incentive for me to hop back on immediately.

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    Its going to be pretty unstable for a while honestly, right now half the world is pounding on it trying to get online. Its like a non-stop ddos attack.
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    No, it's not back online, and I wouldn't expect to see it back online for at least a month or so, despite what the clowns in Sony's blogs tell you. These are the same liars who want you to believe nothing 'critical' was stolen in the hack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linux-tech View Post
    No, it's not back online, and I wouldn't expect to see it back online for at least a month or so, despite what the clowns in Sony's blogs tell you. These are the same liars who want you to believe nothing 'critical' was stolen in the hack.
    Don't quite know what you've heard but the Playstation Network IS back online. I was on it last night, (UK). There are a few things still offline like the PS Store which will be back up before the end of May.
    If you don't believe me, look at the technology section on any news site.

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    http://features.techworld.com/securi...ny-psn-attack/

    Was the PlayStation blog a gateway?
    Hackers likely gained access using an SQL injection attack, according to Adams. In other words, hackers inserted malicious code into the database, and the server erroneously executed the code. This allowed the hackers to gain access to the server.

    Adams suggests that the attackers may have entered the server through Sony's blog. Sony's blog was using an outdated version of Wordpress, which has known SQL injection vulnerabilities.
    Interesting !

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayRM View Post
    If you don't believe me, look at the technology section on any news site.
    I'll take my own personal experience over what some blogger says. Proof? oh yeah, I got that

    Logging in via PC: Fail
    Logging in via device (PSP): fail
    I'm not talking about 'playstation store', I'm talking about simply logging in so that I can delete the private information of mine they've given out.

    PSN is NOT back up and running whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linux-tech View Post
    I'll take my own personal experience over what some blogger says. Proof? oh yeah, I got that

    Logging in via PC: Fail
    Logging in via device (PSP): fail
    I'm not talking about 'playstation store', I'm talking about simply logging in so that I can delete the private information of mine they've given out.

    PSN is NOT back up and running whatsoever.
    Try logging in from a PS3 like everybody else.
    I reset my password yesterday so the system is running.
    By the way, if your going to use "your own personal experience over what some blogger says" then dont bother posting to tell everyone its down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linux-tech View Post
    I'll take my own personal experience over what some blogger says. Proof? oh yeah, I got that

    Logging in via PC: Fail
    Logging in via device (PSP): fail
    I'm not talking about 'playstation store', I'm talking about simply logging in so that I can delete the private information of mine they've given out.

    PSN is NOT back up and running whatsoever.
    the online interface is still down because the password reset options were all leaked. that'll be back up later. psp and ps3 are back online, allowing you to play multiplayer games.

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    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...rd-page-hacked

    I lol'ed when I read that.

    Maybe the topic name has to change to "Is there any enforced security perspective in the operation of PSN?"

    My doubts are going to the "no" side...
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    Quote Originally Posted by linux-tech View Post
    I'm talking about simply logging in so that I can delete the private information of mine they've given out.
    Isn't that kind of like re-tying the knot on the bag when the cat is already off into the woods?

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    Wow. PSN is suffering calamity after calamity here.

    Oddly enough, there has not been much major news coverage on all of these events. Most of my casual gamer friends haven't heard of it at all. :/

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