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    Default IMPORTANT: SOE Confirms Similar Attacks As PlayStation Network [Update]



    As you may recall in a previous post, both Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment's servers went offline over a week ago.
    SCE confirmed last week that the PlayStation Network was attacked and various personal information was stolen, potentially including credit card details. The PSN remains offline as they rebuild it from the ground up to be even safer than ever.
    SOE brought their servers up rather quickly, saying that they have not yet found any evidence of any information of any kind being leaked at the time and that they were continuing their investigation.

    This morning (Monday, May 2nd, 2011), players across all of SOE's games saw the screen above, saying that they found some concerning evidence that caused them to shut down everything once again.

    Just recently, SOE has confirmed that they have faced similar attacks as the PSN.

    In their announcement, they have confirmed that personal information may have been stolen. That includes names, addresses (city, state, country, zip), emails addresses, genders, birthdates, phone numbers, login names and passwords. Note that they say "may have been stolen in a cyber-attack" and not absolutely confirming that such details were leaked.

    In terms of credit cards, SOE has found evidence that information from an "outdated database from 2007" may have also been taken. What kind of information was found on that server? According to SOE, that database contained "approximately 12,700 non-US customer credit or debit card numbers and expiration dates (but not credit card security codes) and about 10,700 direct debit records listing bank account numbers of certain customers in Germany, Austria, Netherlands, and Spain may have also been obtained. We will be notifying each of those customers promptly."

    They also say that "There is no evidence that our main credit card database was compromised. It is in an entirely separate and secure environment."
    So, for players of Free Realms who made an account just to play the game: You should not worry. Unless you've played an SOE game before 2007, live outside the US, and used a credit card: This may be a cause of concern to you. However, remember that SOE is still not completely ruling out whether or not that their main credit card servers were broken into.

    What should you do?

    At this point, you may want to do the same actions as PlayStation Network customers have been doing the past week, as mentioned previously:
    I am lost

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    Default Re: IMPORTANT: SOE Confirms Similar Attacks As PlayStation Network

    why are there suck crule mean people in this world that would do such a thing if you ask me there proble have no lives and sit infrount of a computer all day

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    Default Re: IMPORTANT: SOE Confirms Similar Attacks As PlayStation Network

    TWO WEEKS!?!?!?!?! DD:

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    Default Re: IMPORTANT: SOE Confirms Similar Attacks As PlayStation Network

    i agree. people who do this are very mean and probably have nothing better to do.

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    Default Re: IMPORTANT: SOE Confirms Similar Attacks As PlayStation Network

    ya they i think are the Anonymous group and i really feel bad for the playstation people...i am just glad that Free Realms people arent effected...But i have Read the letter from Anonymous people and it scared me and worried me...i just hope that the servers are up soon..

    just doing a spot check to see wat you are doing.. yip............just sitting at your computer again!!!
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    Default Re: IMPORTANT: SOE Confirms Similar Attacks As PlayStation Network

    Nobody from FR will be affected.

    I think everyone should have a moment of Prayer...

    I will be giving out Information that I get "Do Not Worry"
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    Default Re: IMPORTANT: SOE Confirms Similar Attacks As PlayStation Network

    i feel bad for them too... hopefully SOE makes FR's secerity safer and has FR back up and running soon

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    Default Re: IMPORTANT: SOE Confirms Similar Attacks As PlayStation Network

    FR will be back up soon.

    If anybody wants to PM me they can, I will be on for awhile so I can keep everyone calm.
    ~ Building up a lot everyday ~

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    Default Re: IMPORTANT: SOE Confirms Similar Attacks As PlayStation Network

    The group did not do it for no reason they did it because they are mad at SOE because they sued someone for finding out some password thing on PSN
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    Default Re: IMPORTANT: SOE Confirms Similar Attacks As PlayStation Network

    How long has it been down, anyways?

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