Contrary to reports suggesting it would be possible there may have been permanent data loss during the PSN outage if Sony did not have a backup, the company has confirmed that PlayStation Network accounts will not be reset.
Seem's like the day keep's getting better and better for Sony. Next update for Sony will be we have found the hacker.
I think these rumors are getting way out of hand. The only people that actually know what is/isn't affected is Sony. None of us will really know what had happened until they get the PSN back up again. The past week its been "News 4 PSN Conspiracy Theories", and its getting really old.
All the news from these articles are coming from moderators/Blog Posts on the EU/US PS Blog, Some from the official twitter aswell. I was thinking to myself where are these, with all due respect, lower profile gaming websites getting all this info from. but yeah they are getting majority of thier info from answers on the PS Blog.
I wouldn't have thought even for one second that the data was gone. It was just accessed by someone else. They didn't erase everything. Some people are real extremists.
Analysts were saying that Sony would have lost data permanently when they switched PSN off, but looks like it will be ok.
What I do hope is that this finally allows us to change our usernames and keep the same account...XBL does that...and with the email out suggesting we change our user names on unrelated sites if they are the same?... why not just let us change our user name on the PSN?...set it up so you can only do it once every so often or whatever...and have it automatically send a message to your friends saying that 'your friend XXX changed his username to YYY'...but they still remain friends... you can already change EVERYTHING else...to me this seems like one of the best way to pretty much ruin what was stolen...the DB has to have some internal primary key that we don't see...but the hackers do...but if they let all users change everything attached to that entry, it dissembles the entire stolen db...if we have to have the same user name, that is the one link that can keep us tracked...
''PlayStation Network credit card info appears to be safe'' http://n4g.com/news/753557/... ''The PSN Accounts will not be reset'' ''Lawsuits against Sony might be over before they start'' http://n4g.com/news/752948/... Excellent Sony, PS Brand will become more stronger.
There's a position open at my firm for a spokesperson...
@ Max_Dissatisfaction Lol, that was funny...Bubble
ALFAxD_CENTAURO Are you employed by Sony or something? All I see from your comments is Sony this Sony that, Sony is making it more secure, Sony, Sony, Hackers fault not Sony, Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony.
I'm not support Sony on this matter. I'm %100 sure Sony don't want this. my credit card is on psn, I'm not too worried I'll check my CC statement monthly. Hackers can get your CC info many different ways not just psn. if you have balls go sue Sony, if you win I'll follow. I hate people whine like a ho. our real enemies are fuk face hackers. good to know I still have level 10 trophies.
Huh, didn't know you will get upset about me. Sorry, or I apologize.
Dont take that as a bad thing being a spokesman could be your calling ;)
@Capdastaro - Do you work for Microsoft or something, because you seem to say the opposite? Realize how stupid that statement is now? Some people have different opinions.
@Dart89. Now if the day was to get excellent for Sony. The next story would read... Police kill Sony's hacker in one sided shoot out. Then the police officers would say they were marksmen with their pistols but after using the PS sharpshooter they became experts. That's how they took out the hacker so quick.
I don't know whether to laugh, or facepalm...
that wasnt funny but your trying, keep at it, youll get there
lol! brutal but funny.
finding that loser hacker would be good news for ALL of us!
This is good, I'm a little worried about my trophies.
I think its already confirmed that trophy data is not affected at all by this.
trophies and psn funds are not effected!
u mean affected, right?
if anything were to happen anyway, couldn't they just download the trophy data you have stored on your ps3 locally to their servers? because the ps3 has it all stored anyway
All untouched ay?
when i sync my trophys i better have all of em sony
If you still have your trophies on your ps3, I don't think you have anything to wry about. The moment you sync, it'll update the servers. (assuming the servers were wiped-- but that is not the case) So, it looks they are safe either way.
i lost a few during ps3polcolypse :( im housebound so gaming is all i really have
Now that would definitely piss people off to the max lol. But thankfully our PSN accounts are not being reset. I hope they find the people behind this whole disaster and send him or them to jail as well as a big fine.
Hopefully that is true. Ah but at the same time if for some reason my account was affected, I wouldn't mind since I have been wanting to create one with a different username.
Ever since i made my account in 2007/08, I never knew when i created it that i couldnt ever change it again. Ever since i've always wanted to change it, but i dont want to lose all my trophies so i thought forget it. But I wouldnt want my account reseted ever, i mean all those hard earned trophies!
What is all this "hopefully" crap? Who else would you trust to give you the information that Sony gave you about Sony's PSN? It's like the moronic Bachman chick "taking the president at his word" after seeing his birth certificate. No need to hope or take words. It is confirmed.
Just let me play Mortal Kombat soon.
Take the time to work on your skills and unlock new costumes and fatalities.
why are you calling out alf_axd? hes obviously happy that things are looking up for sony which is his console of choice and mine as well . if your not happy and relieved that this is getting better then what are you doing here ?
All these "If"s and "But"s about Sony are just to create hits, You are making the issue worse you idiots.
I hope the auto login still works because I don't know if I remember my possword. And I hope they give me the option to change my username too...
sony already said when its back online they are forcing everybody to change there passwords. and no you cant change your'e username. you have to start a new account to do that.
Well I read somewhere that it might be a new feature along with XGC to compensate consumers for the outtage, and people have been wanting XGC for a while now and they have a golden opportunity to add it now when the PSN is down, just rumours though...
I hope I can change my name but still keep my friends list and trophies, when I made my acct in 2007 someone else had the name I wanted; hopefully they left for good and got deleted >:D But really it would be nice to change my name, password was already gonna get changed anyways once its back up again.
Actually there was a story on here a while ago apparently from a Sony rep. He was saying that the ability to change your username was a feature that was planned to be released in a few weeks for the US and soon afterwards for the EU. Take this with a huge load of salt though because the same guy said they might implement features like cross game chat when the network comes back...
I also heard that Sony is giving out golden rainbows to everyone that had a PSN account. I read it on an official unconfirmed blog news letter.
anyone with a small amount of database knowledge could easily see that Sony 'should' give us the ability to change EVERYTHING on our existing PSN accounts... the only thing you can't change right now, at least on your own, is the user name...you can change billing information, email address, home address, etc...but not the user name... so the entire user database was breached at a certain state...meaning whatever they have now is not going to change...the PSN went down after the breach, and when it goes back up, Sony is forcing us to change some things on our accounts such as passwords... any database of this size HAS to have a primary key...that is a single entry that no matter what is always different from any other entry...while the PSN will not allow multiple user names being the same, I almost guarantee that is NOT the primary key...it would be some sort of ordered series of numbers that correlates all the way back to when the first public accounts were opened...with some other 'codes' for location/territory, etc...This is only for the database, its not that end users need to see it...it would just be an entry automatically created when you create a new PSN account...but even though we can't see it, its very likely that whoever breached the DB can... but because no two users can have the same PSN user name...that IS a problem...its that the people that now have the database have a way to translate that primary key to an actual user, and follow that to unrelated sites (which is why Sony's email suggests changing your user name on other websites if it is the same as your PSn user name)...if you can change your PSn user name, you then basically lock them out of following you to other unrelated sites...as the primary key on its own would be meaningless to them...when all the information attached to that primary key is changed, they no longer have any way to bother you other than randomly... if you change your user name, reword your billing address in a way that it means the same thing, but looks different (i.e. Street instead of St.), change your email address, and remove your cc...there is NO way for the hacker to follow you in any way anymore...even if they have the primary key to your account, it will no longer line up with any useful information to them... I know they haven't said we can do this yet; i'm just saying they should let us...
I actually thought about this. not to the extent that im in favor of it but the idea of account resets just popped in my head.
any truth to the rumor services to be restored on Tuesday? can't get use to the xbox controller.
Xbox is probably the future...
I am missing 20 platinum trophies, unacceptable demanding compensation or legal action will follow.
get a life mate
Are you serious? or are you just being sarcastic? i cant seem to read you on this.
I look forward to reading about your legal action, and it's certain failure, on N4G.
and you'll end up paying for all the lawyers.. DO IT!
The only thing actually getting a reset is your password. Everyone will be forced to change it when they log in once PSN comes back.
how will you verify the first log in before you get the chance to change the password if you can't use your old one?
So in other words, when PSN if finally back up the hackers will be hijacking accounts in mass because they will have everyones username and password and they will be reseting everyones password. lol
Good news.The severity of security breach isn't likely as world ending as first reported.
And that's why you should *never* listen to the media. They tend to make things even worse than they are.
Just as I assumed. More media mumbo jumbo making things seem worse then they really are. Like the H1N1 when that first appeared. The media started to make claims that this could be the "super virus" that people have been worrying about for ages. Turned out to be nothing more then a common flu bug. I'm honestly surprised not many people called out the news media on that. Every news network should have been panned because of that joke.
@Mystic Me and this guy from Alabama have it all figured out.My lawyer won the infamous 'Mcdonalds hot coffee' case.Dirty work but it washes clean.
Hmmm... Well that case was appealled and the lady who sued ended up losing, so... good luck?
Was alb. Nm.. and she didn't lose.. she settled out of court.. and if I remember correctly that is the reason coffee from mcds has a big ass warning label.. seems like a win to me. ;)
??? You live in santa fe nm? Isn't that where that hot cofee crap happened?
It would be so funny if indeed there was never any CC breach to begin with. I think people really have just really overreacted. I am more unhappy with PSN being offline than the breach itself. I really want to download some new PSN games.
well, considering sony has already said that their CC data is in fact encrypted, i don't think that information got out in any way. and really, there's only a possibility that the other cited info was obtained as well. they never said with 100% certainty that people's names, etc... got swiped. but most of that info can be unveiled by doing a few google searches anyway, so.... let's all sue the internets!
This is good news,if i lost my 10 platinum trophies because of some hacker i would go crazy.Finding a 100 feathers in AC 2 was insane.And hearing all the news coming from sony makes it look like this isn't as bad as the media wants it to be.
why was there ever any concern that people's accounts would be reset? for chrissakes, they just shut the network down, they didn't wipe it out completely....
Well that's good news I was worried there for sometime now.
It's obvious that reseting our accounts couldn't be an option. Correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't that erase all our, PSN money, games, trophies and saves? That wouldn't be good
I'm a patient gamer so I can wait till Monday. Just wish we could GET RID OF ANONYMOUS AND GEOHOTZ.
Yes,in Santa Fe Nm All coffee and internet legal precedents were set here. honestly, bubbles all around.I stepped out(stupid) and used sarcasm to mask doubt. You disagreed but never once resorted to profanity or similar tactics. N4G has matured.well done :)