Sony Hacked Again Despite Improved Security in the PSN

Sony Hacked Again Despite Improved Security

Sony Hacked Again Despite Improved Security

In the wake of the security breaches of its customer data in April, Sony has once again been the target of hackers. While Sony had reportedly beefed up security to prevent against being hacked on its Playstation network, the company still appears to have areas of vulnerability.

According to the Wall Street Journal, hackers accessed customer data in an ISP (internet service provider) owned by Sony. The ISP, known as So-net Entertainment Corp., was hacked this week resulting in the theft of about $1200 worth of customers’ redeemable gift points.

Later in the week, the website was hacked requiring Sony to take down a password-reset page.

When asked about the possibility of a link between the April attacks which brought the sony playstation network off-line, Keisuke Watabe, a spokesman at So-net Entertainment said, “Although we can’t completely rule out the possibility that there is a connection with the PSN issue, the likelihood is low.” Watabe cited the fact that the method of intrusion used very different from the April attacks.

While the company said there is no evidence that any personal customer data was accessed the company believes the hacker used the usernames of account holders and an automated software program to generate passwords to gain access to the system.

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