Another Sony Gaming Cloud Compromised by Hackers
A gaming cloud operated by Sony has been taken down following the discovery of an attack that very likely has put a slew of personal data in the hands of one or more hackers. No, this isn’t a repeat story – Sony Online Entertainment, which operates the popular EverQuest II and DC Universe Online online games, issued a press release stating it has discovered whoever infiltrated the PlayStation Network also got a hold of 24.6 million user accounts from its cloud.
In addition to the personal information from those 25 million-odd users, Sony said the hacker might have obtained access to an outdated database from 2007 that contained “2,700 non-U.S. credit or debit card numbers and expiration dates (but not credit card security codes), and about 10,700 direct debit records of certain customers in Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Spain.”
On Sunday, May 1, Sony chiefs gathered to apologize to their users for the PlayStation Network security breach and the surrounding uncertainty. But it seems like they might have to hold another press conference for yet another failure to properly secure their cloud infrastructure.