In Case You Hadn't Heard, No, The PSN Hasn't Been Hacked
Ever since last year's hack, everyone has been antsy concerning the PlayStation Network's security.
Sadly, Sony may never completely push past that lingering suspicion but for the record, the PSN has not been hacked again.
It started with a Tweet from hacking group Anonymous, claiming that it had breached the PSN, possibly compromising up to 10 million user accounts. Unsurprisingly, this created Internet-wide concern. However, Sony business development employee Shane Bettenhausen was quick to post up a retort Tweet, saying the claim was "totally fake." Not long after, a Sony representative confirmed to GameSpot that in fact, the sky isn't falling:
"We’ve confirmed that the recent claim that PlayStation Network was illegally hacked and that customer passwords and email addresses were accessed is completely false."
In truth, nobody is really safe in cyberspace, so we should always be a little on edge. At least for now, though, the Network is just fine and none of your personal information is at risk, so breathe easy.
8/15/2012 8:26:28 PM Ben Dutka