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Are Sony a Laughing Stock after latest PSN Hack / Exploit?

As we briefly mentioned earlier, Sony suffered another major setback in their efforts to resume full service of the PlayStation Network, as it was confirmed that they had to take down several of their PSN login websites after it was discovered that they were still vulnerable to attack.

Sony hasn’t called this latest problem a full on ‘hack’, but it does seem that hackers have managed to exploit the PS3 once again, and it relates to those precious PS3 passwords. According to this report from Eurogamer and first discovered by Nyleveia, it turns out that hackers still have the ability to change PSN passwords, as long as they know a user’s email address and date of birth.

As a result of this, Sony swiftly removed PSN login access on,, the official blog and forums and many other Sony websites. However, users can still change their password directly on the PS3 if they haven’t done so already.

Considering all that has gone on, what are your thoughts on this? We’ve read some really harsh criticism towards Sony after this latest attack, and let’s face it, it’s still still serious even if Sony don’t want to call it a ‘hack’. PS3 passwords are the one thing that Sony really needs to be careful with, as failure to control that aspect of the PS3 security can lead to hackers once again gaining credit card information.

Are you disappointed with Sony, or do you think this latest incident was out of their control?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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