We all know of the great PSN black out of 2011, in fact we will never forget when cyber thugs managed to copy millions of users details, but what for?
The 2 main reasons people hack are a) to showboat and say “look what I can do” or b) grab your details and sell them on.
Well it’s been a few months since the hack and nothing has popped back up until this week. It looks like someone might have purchased the stolen details as Sony has detected “a massive set of sign-in IDs and passwords against our network database".
This means someone is trying to sign in as your username and password that they had at the time, every man and his dog have said to change your password since the attack and most of you have.
Sony think that the hackers have got in to 0.1% of the accounts… nothing much? But that small number actually means 93,000 users.
Sony have now locked all these accounts down and emailed the users forcing them to change their password.
So if you can’t sign in on PSN, check your emails as you could be the 0.1%