PSN Outage Continues, Sony Fails to Secure PS3 – Call Geohot for Help?

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The PlayStation Network has been down for a week now, and it’s clear that the situation is arguably the worst incident to happen to Sony’s PS3 console ever since it’s launch in 2006. Credit card and personal information has apparently been seized by hackers, leaving millions of users in a state of disarray.

The worst thing about this, is obviously the fact that these hackers responsible could obtain your card details and use it for other activities. Other prior hacks to the PS3 were often deemed pretty minor, but since Sony has now has admitted that credit card information could have been compromised, it now turns it into a crisis for the company.

Where does the blame lie though? Obviously, it will be good news when these hackers are caught and dealt with appropriately, but we feel there’s millions of you out there outraged with Sony that they have failed to protect their system against such attacks. This is real money we’re dealing with now, and these hackers obviously mean business by going straight for the DDOS and Credit card loopholes.

Then of course, there’s Geohot – remember him? The very individual who first opened up the PS3 fully by revealing the system’s root key online. A lot of you may be placing part of the blame with him, but given the current dire straits that Sony are in, we’d say this is irrelevant. The guy clearly knows the ins and outs of the PS3′s security methods, even more so than Sony perhaps.

If he exposed the root key and completely made a mockey of Sony’s security, would it be such a bad idea if they were to ask him for help on how to lock the PS3 up against hackers for good? He probably knows how to – but you can bet he wouldn’t dream of helping Sony now after the way they treated him during the lawsuit.

These are just a few issues for thought. Let us know your thoughts on the security issue surrounding the PS3. What solution do you have for Sony?

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  • justsomewalker

    100$ was taken from my moms credit card from sony yesterday.she cancled it when she found out.my entire family is pissed and definetaly will switch to the xbox

    • Metralite

      Wow a hidden troll..

      Fuck off you stupid cunt!!!

      • mike

        ye that was so obvious haha, there not even sure whether card details have been stolen yet i dont think

    • iofractal

      You response is weak, you must be a little kid. This is definitely not the high point for PS but come on this could happen to any company and not necessarily a reason to switch to xbox.

    • Girly

      Shut the fuck up you cunt die along with the xbox

    • The Future of Sega

      You're a liar. If you were telling the truth then you would be more upset about it. You're just some Xbox perk running around bad mouthing Sony while they've been kicked to the ground. You are a coward!

      • Gnaja

        POOOOOOOOOOOP

        btw XBOX RULES

  • guest 222

    lol
    by psn cards

  • EWP from Anonnews

    Ask GeoHot for help? He should be held responsible.

    Look, if he had not released the root key the Hacker would not have had the ability to do this. He and Anonymous are indirectly responsible. It was their actions that lead to the Hacker's ability to do this. To hold them innocent at this point would be the crime.

    GeoHot, Anonymous and this other threat (whomever it was) should all be nailed to the wall and sent to prison for a LOOOOONNNGGG time. Society needs to wake up and hold all of these parties responsible. Sony should not have settled with GeoHot. After that settlement GeoHot asked his brothers in arms to do things exactly like this. Anonymous vowed to continue the fight after they DDOS'ed the PSN and now everyone is looking the other way?

    Wake up and smell what you are shoveling!

  • Singh_23

    $4325 was taken from my credit card im very very annoyed and defo gonna stick to ps3 bcus its sikkkk even though i lost over $4000 i love the hackers cus they are dons !!!!!!!!!!!

  • gezer777

    what the hell has geohot to do with hacking the playstation network? He hacked the iphone, he partially created the cfw with FailoverFlow after some jerk stole Sony's magic usb key.

    BUT… does that mean geohot can also hack the PSN?

    Site these days, they will do anything for hits

  • thedude61636

    another fail for psn they should have called for geohot and they would have stopped the hackers

  • Bob

    Nobody's money was taken from their credit cards… at least not yet. If it does happen to some people later on, oh boy Sony is in deep, deep trouble.

    Geohot is not allowed to tamper with any Sony product anymore. He wouldn't help Sony out anyway.

    Sony can do what Microsoft does – if a console is modified and it goes online, it gets banned. Simple as.
    With PSN all they can do is re-check and make their server security much, much stronger.

  • luke

    FLIPPING HELL ITS BULL SHIT MATEY XBOX DOSENT TO THIS BYE BYE PS3 AND HELLO XBOX

  • Johndoe

    Your all a bunch of idiots trying to call frigid to help. He's the reason this all started and your still making him out to be the hero?

  • cfgftrdghjg

    i think sony should go f dem selvs geo hotz rules (but anonimouys r scarie) nd xbox u still suk balls

  • loved…ps3.:(

    just bought a xbox360 today and sellin my ps3 on craigslist, the only reason i liked the ps3 was for the online free use now i could care less so sorrry to say u wont be having my uses anymore:/

  • worried

    its not just taking for the accounts they can open new ones with the info they got and take out loans and we're the ones who have the black mark on us, having to get proof in showing that it wasn't you who opened it but a hacker from sony.

  • LYLA

    I LOVE PS3 WAY BETTER THAN XBOX.SO WHAT THEY GOT HACKED? I HACK INTO PEOPLE STUFF ALL THE TIME. PLAYSTATION NETWORK WILL BE UP BEOFRE YOU KNOW IT. AND YEAH THAT DUDE IS A FUCKING GENIUS. HACKING ISN'T SO EASY.
    LYLA

  • FG-FG-FG

    sony sucks and this hard evidence . Now maybe people will smarten up and stop polishing jap knobbs and ditch this pos3.

  • stacy32fox

    +i need help . iset my ps3 back to default.will i get all my friends back and my pictures back and my places ,all my clothes. downloadcontent for home?

  • stacy32fox

    i love my sony ps3 i will never leave sony i have new friends around the u.s . i need to know if i will get all my content back from home if not i lost 3.500 dollars.