Was Playstation hacked again or is this isolated?

As of this morning 8/22 4 Guys with Quarters has been notified by a friend of the show that his account was charged $600.00 in fraud charges on PSN. His bank immediately shut the card down and started investigating but they couldn’t help but wonder, is this an isolated incident or is this a major breach. They went over to the PSN forums and what they saw may concern you. 4 Guys with Quarters included screen shots in their article as well for proof.

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TheGreatGamer1214d ago

Oh snap, looked at the forums just searching through and it seems this isn't isolated. Always buy psn cards ever since the 2011 hack. I'd recommend just removing your card details until Sony comments on this so we know the extent of the problem

Ashlen1214d ago

Please link this, because I went to the support forum and in 10 pages I saw 0 reports of this.

suicidalblues1213d ago

Wow, someone downvoted you because you asked for a link. Of course, I have also been unable to find anything on the forum so I anxiously await the disagrees myself.

TheGreatGamer1213d ago

Go to the link in the article, literally the 1st page pal you can't miss the reports

Flyingdog6701213d ago


I only see one report and its the same one posted in the article. Where do you see the other ones? Cause I've been through 5 pages already.

morganfell1213d ago (Edited 1213d ago )

Oh snap, greatgamer made something up...again. People like him are pitiful.

It's called "this isn't a hack but some idiot that was careless with his personal data." Yet people like greatgamer, driven by jealousy and anger rather than love of gaming, will say and do anything to downplay Sony.

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Derekvinyard131214d ago

My friend is on the phone with Sony customer support right now, they took $217.00 from his credit card and he can't even log in because his passwords been changed so watch out everybody. Sony charging to play online is straight up criminal they still can't get it right.

Majin-vegeta1213d ago

Sounds like he got phished or did gameshared with someone adn then changed his passwords

MegaRay1213d ago

Did he gameshared with you?

TWB1213d ago (Edited 1213d ago )

Even if this is just a few isolated cases, buying the PSN cards is always the best way to go... You never have to worry if your credit cards info get stolen through PSN.

Using vouchers in any service is the best thing really.

morganfell1213d ago

No. I understand what you are trying to say but nothing beats intellect. Usually cases like these aren't hacking but matters of simple idiocy.

It is the old axiom, "A fool and his money are soon parted."

Ashlen1213d ago (Edited 1213d ago )

Don't call me pal, guy.

Your not my friend and I don't want you to be.

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clownz1214d ago

I wonder how many accounts were affected. My friend's account is still logged in by the hacker playing street fighter vs tekken, a game he didn't even order.

TheGreatGamer1214d ago

Hopefully it isn't a big problem, sucks for those who have been hacked though, hopefully he's able to get the money back without too many problems

Muerte24941213d ago

Seems like you are trying to make this bigger than what it is. Also can't believe people still have their credit cards on PSN after the first on. I switched to prepaid cards and haven't looked back.

XBL has these problems too if not more, but some people are under the perception that one is better than the other. This isn't the case though.

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captainbigballs1213d ago

@Muerte2494 ps4 fanboys pointing the finger at xbox live service quality makes me laugh again :-)

WildArmed1213d ago

People need to stop falling for phishing scams and then yelling Sony got hacked.

XBLSkull1213d ago (Edited 1213d ago )

"XBL has these problems too if not more, but some people are under the perception that one is better than the other. This isn't the case though."

You are so, so wrong. XBL isn't perfect but it is a whole generation ahead of PSN, literally. They aren't even in the same league. The one thing PSN had is that it started giving away free games first, and those days are gone. I have both services now, and everything PSN does, XBL does much, much better.

darren_poolies1213d ago


Yeah with a username like that who wouldn't believe you?

"leagues ahead" smh, there is pretty much no difference.

XBLSkull1213d ago

It's not a matter of believing me dude, it is just the truth. Anyone who has both services will say the same thing. Anyone else, such as yourself, is just stating an uneducated opinion. I think you are trying to quote me but just put words in my mouth as well. I said "a whole generation ahead," and that is a fact, it isn't even an argument.

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tmh35931213d ago

lmao when has this ever happened to xbox

Avernus1213d ago

lol people get phised all the time, and yes, even on xbox. This is not a hack.

happened allot back in the day. Don't be a blind fanboy.

VforVideogames1213d ago (Edited 1213d ago )

tmh3593: it happened to xbox once , long time ago but it happens very often with Sony's PS brand. Sorry but it is the truth and that's why I, like many here use prepaid cards, you get what you paid for.

kenshiro1001213d ago

VforVideogames: Stop spreading misinformation. It happens on both consoles.

Get over it.

VforVideogames1213d ago

kenshiro100: I'm "over it" that's why I'm more careful, aren't you?

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medman1213d ago (Edited 1213d ago )

Listen...when the nsa, cia, and mossad are getting hacked, it means any organization can get hacked. Limit your exposure as much as possible. I'm not sure if this situation is a hack job or not, but the advice remains the same.

BG115791213d ago

People have to understand that there isn't any fail safe system now-a-days.
This is going to happen, doesn't matter the system you use.

mafiahajeri1213d ago (Edited 1213d ago )

That's crazy! But don't you have to be on an account that actually has the game on it!? He must have pre ordered it...

ChickenOfTheCaveMan1213d ago

Or the guy sold his PS3 to buy a PS4, did not clean his PS3 before selling it and his account is auto logging in. Pretty simple...Same goes with people getting charge on their credit cards.

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Brisco1214d ago

Are ppl really so stupid to use cc on psn? Then your asking for it to go wrong.

yarbie10001213d ago

Yes, let us blame the consumer /s

WildArmed1213d ago (Edited 1213d ago )

Though if the customer decided to fall for a phishing scam... Then yes we really should blame them.

Phishing scams are becoming really common these days. I've lost count of articles we see about Xbox and Psn accounts being 'hacked' when it was simply a phishing scam.

Two-factor authentication would go a long way, I hope we get that some day

JackStraw1213d ago

Name one impenetrable network that exists in the world today. I will wait.

morganfell1213d ago (Edited 1213d ago )

Yes, by all means let us blame the consumer for the 99.999999% of the time these incidents occur AND THEY ARE INDEED the consumer's fault. The number of phishing and other scam incidents that occur so far outnumbers actual hacking attacks that you can't even see hacking when you stand on a pile of the phishing reports.

But this has become the age when nothing is an individual's fault. Being careless with personal information is the equivalent of driving, swerving all over the road, while staring at a phone reading the latest info on the khardashians. At some point guess what. It is the consumer's fault. Suck it up, step up, and stop being a poster for Darwinism. I am tired of giving up my freedoms and my money for a new tax so we can protect some imbecile from themselves.

Was PlayStation hacked? No. Was the writer of this article dropped on his head when he was a kid? Apparently so.

AndrewLB1213d ago (Edited 1213d ago )

Stop trying to blame Sony's network security failures on consumers, phishing scams, and everything other than Sony.

Or have you forgotten the 77 million hacked PSN accounts?

And how Sony admitted fault? http://www.huffingtonpost.c...

Or how many people's credit cards had fraudulent charges?

And finally how Sony settled multiple lawsuits to avoid publicity.

here's the link about Sony settling:

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MasterCornholio1213d ago (Edited 1213d ago )

Using a CC anwhere always has a risk associated with it.

There are always other ways to make payments.

DarXyde1213d ago

I don't personally use my credit cards on PSN, but I understand some legitimate frustrations with this. In some cases, you need a credit card on file (for example, PlayStation Now requires it). Since you can't go prepaid with those, it makes sense that there are people with credit cards on PSN.

KwietStorm1213d ago

Using your card on PSN is the same as using it anywhere else. Only difference is there aren't any fanboys jumping out the shadows when Ashley Madison gets hacked.

dragon821213d ago

Banks and retail stores get hacked every single day. Maybe we should all just use cash and never use a card again?

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_-EDMIX-_1213d ago

Bruh those Macy's fanboys do doe!

ratchet4261213d ago

There is no evidence that any credit card data was compromised as a result of the PSN hack in 2011. CC data was encrypted. Other personal user info, and to a lesser extent passwords, were not encrypted (or had weaker encryption)

So yeah, I don't see having my CC info on PSN as any more a risk than Amazon having my CC info or my use of online banking. All the major CC companies will waive fraudulent charges anyway, so aside from the inconvenience of being issued a new card, what's the big deal?

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Flyingdog6701213d ago

Went to the fourums and only saw one post about it. But still, gotta be watching over our accounts lol

Eromu1213d ago

If someone hacked PSN they wouldn't use their new found knowledge to buy games on your account they would use the info to buy stuff from other stores and/or steal your identity. The idiots probably just shared their password information or got phished.

ratchet4261213d ago (Edited 1213d ago )

^This. If I'm dumb enough to fall for some email phishing scam and give someone my Gmail password, I can't turn around and complain that "Google got hacked!"