[URGENT] SONY Everquest System Compromised!

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[URGENT] SONY Everquest System Compromised!

Post by Farzooma » Mon May 02, 2011 3:04 pm

SONY Everquest system or systems been compromised in some way today, the official website EQPlayers http://www.EQplayers.com shows this message;

"We have had to take the SOE service down temporarily. In the course of our investigation into the intrusion into our systems we have discovered an issue that warrants enough concern for us to take the service down effective immediately. We will provide an update later today (Monday)."

Waiting for more updates.......

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Re: [URGENT] SONY EQ System Compromised!

Post by Farzooma » Mon May 02, 2011 3:12 pm

This goes back to PlayStation incident,

Update on PSN Service Outages

While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running. Thank you very much for your patience while we work to resolve this matter. Please stay tuned to this space for more details, and we’ll update you again as soon as we can.

For further information, please refer to updates on PlayStation.com our @PlayStationEU twitter feed.

Source here:

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2011/04/ ... e-outages/

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Re: [URGENT] SONY EQ System Compromised!

Post by Farzooma » Mon May 02, 2011 3:16 pm

Going a bit more...............


After claiming that Sony’s lawsuit against George Hotz et al was an attack on free speech, hacking collective Anonymous declared war on Sony. Hoping to seek revenge on the company, Anonymous warned that Sony would soon suffer for their actions. Now, Sony.com and PlayStation.com has fallen to the hackers, with more sites promised to follow.

Speaking on a IRC chat a group of Anonymous are currently attacking several Sony sites. At the moment both Sony.com and PlayStation.com (including the PlayStation Store over PC) are down, presumably due to a DDoS attack – a distributed denial-of-service attack. People involved in the attack, called “OpSony” are asking that hackers “crash all server of sony please”. (Update - Some people can connect to Sony.com, but the site is extremely slow).

Update 2: The PSN is also experiencing intermittent connection issues for numerous gamers. (Sony have said that the “PSN currently undergoing sporadic maintenance. Access to the PSN may be interrupted throughout the day. We apologize for any inconvenience.”)

In a document detailing some members plans for the attack, other sites targeted include sonypictures.co.uk and sony-europe.com, which are currently up.

Several members have also stated that the “Operation isnt over until sony do a press release”.

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Re: [URGENT] SONY EQ System Compromised!

Post by Farzooma » Mon May 02, 2011 3:20 pm

And finally...........the Bang!


Sony has gained much attention, controversy and exposure ever since it took the PlayStation 3′s first hackers, George Hotz and fail0verflow, to court. Some have joined Geohot’s battle against Sony and spent their time working on finding a way to thwart the PS3′s security ever since Sony’s 3.60 firmware update. Now, a group that were behind the hacking of the entire Gawker network (Kotaku’s parent company), Amazon as well as Mastercard has declared a war on Sony due to their dealings with Hotz.

A statement released by the group, who are named Anonymous said:

Congratulations, Sony. You now have now received the undivided attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal action against our follow hackers, Geohot and Graf_Chokolo, has not only alarmed us, it has been deemed wholly unforgivable.”

You have now abused the judicial system in an attempt to censor information on how your products work. You have victimised your own customers merely for possessing and sharing information, and continue to target every person who seeks this information. In doing so you have violated the privacy of thousands. This is the information they were willing to teach the world for free. The very same information you wish to suppress for sake of corporate greed and complete control of the users.

Now you will experience the wrath of Anonymous. You saw a hornets nest, and stuck your p*nises in it. You must face the consequences of your actions, Anonymous style.

Knowledge is Free. We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not Forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.

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Re: [URGENT] SONY Everquest System Compromised!

Post by Doomwalker04 » Mon May 02, 2011 7:02 pm

Nice...How many people would agree that these "Hackers" should just be taken out of their mom's basements and put on public display to be stoned to death. Violation of free speech my ass, when you HACK and STEAL things from a major company its a crime. Now all of the people who pay for the services that SOE offer are shit out of luck because some hacker community has a hard on for a couple retards who got lucky in court.

I just really don't understand why people like this are allowed to breathe. If your so badass then you shouldn't be afraid to let everyone know who you are. But apparently you were the ones who put their dicks in a hornets nest. SOE is doing what it must to defend the integrity of their systems security. I stand by them unconditionally, and believe that when you are found through your IP addresses, it should be fully within Sony's power to have you executed.

If you agree with me post and lets weed out these wastes of flesh and destroy them.

Troubsauce 90 Dirge Crushbone server Everquest 2 devotee.

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Re: [URGENT] SONY Everquest System Compromised!

Post by EQPlayer » Tue May 03, 2011 1:36 pm

I would like to know ... How The Hell do you have the balls to claim that getting caught HACKING & STEALING, then prosecuted is a violating YOUR rights??? Seriously??? Did you like get brain damage at birth? Or are you so high on drugs that you are brain dead?!?! It takes a special (Special Ed) kind of moron to invoke revenge on getting his "hand caught in the cookie jar"!!! Personally, I hope you all end up in jail for a very long time(you will not fair well as a "jail cell girl-friend"), and if any of MY info was stolen, you can be assured that if Sony asks me if I want in on the prosecuting claim,.. I WILL JOIN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: [URGENT] SONY Everquest System Compromised!

Post by Farzooma » Tue May 03, 2011 8:30 pm

It Gets worse and worse!

The Sony hack story just gets worse and worse. Now, in addition to the 77 million PlayStation Network accounts that were compromised, Joystiq reports that Sony Online Entertainment was compromised as well, to the tune of another 24.6 million accounts.

In addition, Joystiq reports that more than 12,000 credit card numbers were stolen.

That means that if you’re a player of many popular PC online MMOs, your information has been stolen as well. SOE operates EverQuest, EverQuest II, PlanetSide, Star Wars Galaxies, Free Realms, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and DC Universe Online.

Apparently, this is not a separate penetration. Although Sony has long maintained that there entertainment systems were separated, criminals apparently managed to exfiltrate data from both networks.

Protecting your accounts (and your virtual goods)

For consumers, there are only a few ways to protect yourselves. The first is to change all your passwords. The second is a practice I strongly recommend: check your credit card and bank balances on a daily basis.

In addition to the identity information and credit card numbers stolen (and the hassle and nightmares that will cause consumers), you may not realize it, but there’s a vibrant market in virtual game goods. Since many of the SOE properties have a black market in virtual goods, if you play one of these games, you may want to take a few simple steps that may (no guarantee) protect your in-game characters.

My recommendation is to go through all your in-game toons and take screenshots of their gear, inventory, gold, etc. This way, if you find you’ve lost some toons (or their in-game goods), you’ll at least have some sort of record so you can at least petition SOE to see if they’ll re-assign the items to your characters.

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Re: [URGENT] SONY Everquest System Compromised!

Post by Smatin » Wed May 11, 2011 12:31 am

Yes, i am 1 of the ppl who got screwed, since i am from The Netherlands. Everything is taken care of now and i only have to change my pw once i can log on again. I am playing LOTRO (lord of the rings online) untill i can get back on EQ again. I am on the Evernight world (server) if anyone wants to join me to take the edge of the withdrawal symptoms..

@ Doomwalker04 and EQPlayer, who are you again ingame.?

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Re: [URGENT] SONY Everquest System Compromised!

Post by Farzooma » Wed May 11, 2011 5:04 pm


SONY seeks some security analyst, offered a job at careerbuilder.com


JOB Description

When it comes to everyday life, Sony Electronics is there. Our products electrify the senses - music, video, photos, laughter and sheer emotion. As a consumer, you feel it across our cool products. And as part of our team, you'll feel the excitement of working for the best brand in the world. Step inside Sony Electronics, and watch our Talent at Work extend nearly 60 years of entertainment history. This is life at its creative best. This is Life at Play. We are a company run on innovation - literally. The professionals of Information Systems and Solutions of America transform our business utilizing the latest innovative technologies. Every day, we depend on the professionals in ISSA to partner with Sony employees and customers to deliver solutions that enable Sony to thrive. As a part of our team, you will be the foundation for our success.

Sony Electronics Information Security Department of ISSA located in San Diego, CA, currently has an opening for a Sr Application Security Analyst. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring the system/network security architecture and relevant policy and procedures are adhered to for the business; monitor compliance to the organization's information security policies and standards among employees, customers, contractors, alliances, and other third parties; perform information security risk assessments and serve as the internal auditor in determining system vulnerabilities and recommending safeguards to mitigate risk and ensure optimal performance; provide security engineering and integration services to internal customers and participate in a wide range of security issues and discussions including architecture design, electronic data transmission, and network vulnerability assessment.

You will act as a Sr Information Security Engineer who provides support to ensure applicable Sony Global & Regional Information Security policies, standards and industry best practices are followed, and develop and implement computer and network security measures in support of customer requirements.

Application Security will be the primary responsibility for this position. Running various vulnerability assessment tools and conducting manual testing to identify vulnerabilities within applications. Prepare and present vulnerability reports and communicate remediation actions to application owners and developers. Must be able to explain the vulnerability to the developers and help them implement a fix. Also you'll be working with application teams on improving security in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). You'll be working on integrating components such as, business requirements analysis, design reviews, use cases, abuse cases, threat modeling, negative testing and other techniques.
Responsibilities include:

* The development of safeguards to protect company information against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure
* Interface with Business Units, ISSA staff, Information Security team members and other Sony Operating Company organizations during the design, development and management of Information System security solutions
* Design, test, and implement state-of-the-art secure operating systems, networks, and database products
* Conducts risk assessment and provide recommendations for application design.
* Involved in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewall's, electronic data transmission, and network access
* Use encryption technology, penetration and vulnerability analysis of various security technologies, in conjunction with information technology security research
* May prepare security reports for management

Sony is united by a common set of values - FAST: Focus on customer, Accountability, Speed, Teamwork. These values don't stand alone - they correspond to a set of behaviors known as "performance accelerators" that promote job success, business results and cultural change at Sony Electronics. Performance accelerators for this position are: Customer Focus, Process Management, Problem Solving, Dealing with Ambiguity, Drive for Results, Self Development and Peer Relationships.

SOURCE: http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/ ... HHGXQC9WWF

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Re: [URGENT] SONY Everquest System Compromised!

Post by Farzooma » Sun May 15, 2011 3:08 pm

EQPlayers website back ONLINE!!!

Link: http://www.EQPlayers.com

Also, check out your email for a password reset instructions from SONY.


Cya in Norrath! ;)

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SONY Hacked Again!

Post by Farzooma » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:10 pm

SONY Hacked Again!


LulzSecurity (LulzSec), a group of hackers that recently gained notoriety for hacking PBS.org’s home page with an image of NyanCat, announced Thursday that it has stolen data from Sony. It’s yet another in a seemingly endless string of embarrassing security incidents for the company, but what’s shocking is just how exposed the data was to begin with.

In a press release posted to their Web site, LulzSec claims to have broken into SonyPictures.com and “compromised over 1,000,000 users’ personal information, including passwords, email addresses, home addresses, dates of birth, and all Sony opt-in data associated with their accounts.”

The theft included 75,000 “music codes” and 3.5 million “music coupons,” according to the group. LulzSec has posted segments of data they claim to have taken from Sony’s server to serve as proof of their accomplishment.

There are two astonishing twists to this story - one is that LulzSec was apparently able to access the information fairly easily, using what they describe as “a very simple SQL injection, one of the most primitive and common vulnerabilities.” Secondly, “every bit of data we took wasn’t encrypted. Sony stored over 1,000,000 passwords of its customers in plaintext, which means it’s just a matter of taking it. This is disgraceful and insecure: they were asking for it.”

If true, it’s devastating news for Sony, which is just getting back on its feet after shutting down access to its PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment servers after hackers made off with personal information on more than 100 million user accounts.

The PlayStation Network, which controls PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable users’ ability to connect to one another to play online games, was down for more than three weeks through the last half of April and first half of May as Sony struggled to secure the system.

And only in the past 24 hours has Sony brought back its PlayStation Store, which serves as a way for PS3 and PSP users to download games and content for their systems.

Sony hasn’t even yet initiated its “Welcome Back” package for consumers affected by the PSN blackout - a collection of about $100 worth of games and content, as well as access to the company’s premium “PlayStation Plus” service.

SonyPictures.com isn’t directly related to the PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Network - it’s Sony’s consumer-facing Internet site for information on their movies, television and home entertainment offerings on Blu-Ray Disc and other formats. But Sony’s many Web sites and servers have been on the receiving end of security probes and hack attacks for some time, exacerbated by the company’s legal proceedings against George “Geohot” Hotz, a programmer who sought to “jailbreak” or enable the PlayStation 3 console to support Linux operating system software - a feature Sony once supported itself, but later removed in a firmware update. Since the widely-publicized outage of the PlayStation Network, hackers have stepped up their attempts to break into Sony’s systems.

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