PlayStation Twitter Hacked, PSN Database Possibly Compromised
The official PlayStation twitter account is most certainly in the hands of a third party but the rest we'll have to wait and see.
While Microsoft was busy announcing the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Pre-orders to kick off Gamescom 2017, it looks like Sony is going to have to put out a social network fire. Originally spotted by the RPGSite twitter account, Sony's official PlayStation twitter seems to be under the control of OurMine. This tweet contains a screenshot of the tweet that speaks of a potential breach:
PlayStation maaaaay have gotten hacked again pic.twitter.com/1R9Ar5dsSU— RPG Site (@RPGSite) August 20, 2017
Both tweets have been deleted so it is possible Sony has regained control of the account. Courtesy of another tweeter's diligence, it looks like the group claiming responsibility won't be leaking the information if there was, indeed, a leak. Seems like they're looking for work:
One more time... #PlaystationLeaks pic.twitter.com/DOScf6uoVB— Watson Junior (@watsonmaster) August 20, 2017
PlayStation's facebook account has been compromised as well. We'll update as more information is made available.
Charles Singletary posted a new article, PlayStation Twitter Hacked, PSN Database Possibly Compromised
Well, if there's one thing I've learned on the internet, it's that even people hired to be a companies "head of internet security" sometimes have no idea what they are doing.
They probably used the same password for everything. Or someone got into an email, then used that to reset the twitter password, then the facebook password, then they emailed Bob at Playstation, and said "Hey Bob, I can't seem to access the PSN Database, can you go ahead and send me that password?" and then Bob said "Sure."