CULVER CITY (CBS) — An estimated 93,000 user accounts linked to Sony online gaming and entertainment accounts have been suspended after hackers made a “massive number” of unauthorized login attempts earlier this month, the company said Wednesday.

KNX 1070’s Ron Kilgore reports the latest attacks on the world’s second-largest maker of video game devices specifically targeted Sony Entertainment Network and Sony Online Entertainment networks.

The cyberattack detected between Oct. 7 and Oct. 10 was aimed at gaining access to the website using stolen usernames and passwords from other sites.

“They got [the usernames and passwords] from a third party, this wasn’t Sony’s specific information, but they decided to use that list to try to break into as many network Playstation accounts as they can,” said senior editor Dan Ackerman.

Sony blocked the targeted accounts and said the real users likely did not suffer any breach of private data.

The company recently suffered a major breach of data back in May, but officials said the attack in October was not as widespread.

Still, this recent attempt should serve as a grim reminder that users should not rely solely on a single, universal password, Ackerman said.

“If you’re using the same username and password everywhere., there’s a pretty good chance you’re not as security conscious as maybe you should be,” he said.

Comments (2)
  1. j says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.
    This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.
    Worse might be the fact that elements within the U.S. Intellignece agencies with intent create their own terrorists by carefully choosing suspects and through many 10’s of years of psycological and physical abuse create their own terrorists. Why, to prop up defense spending.
    My dog was poisoned to death, a stolen car was run into the front of my house, gang members are harrassing me, I get death threats, BB guns are being shot at my car when I drive, my car is being tampered with, money and jewelry has been stolen out of my house and these corrupt DOD employees are using torture as a punishment.
    They have been harrassing me for 20 years.

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