Gamersmint: Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Social Media at Sony, Patrick Seybold has declined that Sony were offered a choice to buy back database which the hackers stole from them after hacking into the Playstation Network.
surprising? The fact that Sony denied being made such an offer by hackers or that the hackers are apparently trying to sell of the info?
If i answer you i tend to be less sarcastic that i wanted to be. ;)
Stealing info on the internet isn't like stealing an item from the store.... The info is all still there, there is nothing to buy back. Even if it did work that way, what hacker would stick his neck out trying to actually make that transaction? The whole thing is ridiculous on so many levels. Who buys into this nonsense? If anyone on the type of forum being described in the linked NY Times linked in the article made such a proposition it was purely in jest, just to get a laugh.
link, can't belief they're covering such filth. I mean they really think these hackers have all that info? It's ridiculous. Glad to know, Sony denied it outright. Also, the hackers aren't that dumb to call up Sony and offer them to sell it back.
well IF this is true at least one good thing has come from it....they only have 2.2 million CC details out of a potential 77 million (i say potential as theres no was PSN has 77 millions accounts hell in my house alone there’s been over 100 accounts made and 11 made on XBL)
Don’t be foolish why? would a huge company buy back it's own database when these pirates have clearly wiped it‚ they will get caught though sony are on to them.
I haven't heard Sony apologize yet.
why would they? if u where going to buy some milk from the shops for ur mum and u get beat up and the milk gets stolen when u get home will u say sorry to her, or would jsut just say i got my ass handed to me, and sony did say sorry but they dont have to
I haven't heard any apologies from anonymous yet!!
How are you so sure it's them?
Anon also said they can't control all thier members even though they say they won't attack psn "anymore". I don't trust someone who break into people site.
Guilty until proven innocent
I'm still waiting for a PSN Parody of the "we're sorry" south park scenes.
First extortion and blackmail then prison time for some hackers
Yes,how surprising... PSN accounts include PSP owners too.I bet that Sony regrets boasting about that figure now.
Well.... I'm sure they have regular backups...
Sony didnt have such a shitty security system behind its servers then it wouldnt of got hacked in the first place, and the fact that they withheld some infomation from it users was bullshit.
I don't think the hackers would even contact Sony in any way... They would have been tracked down.
You can't believe any article posted on here (N4G) whether it is negative or positive about the current situation. For the people worried about their information just keep an eye on your statements at the moment.
On top of that they should place a fraud alert with the 3 credit agencies just in case. It's not a negative thing to have on there and can be lifted whenever or when 90 days end. It requires people to contact you when you (or someone else) try and open an additional line of credit. Which in my opinion could be the most dangerous thing here. Repairing credit is a lot harder and more time consuming then telling visa that fraudulent activity took place. Anyone interested can google "Fraud Alert".
The fact that they are trying to sell this information really says something of their intellect. This is so widely publicized that you have a high chance of selling to a federal agent. Its like I stole the Mona Lisa, its all over the news for weeks and then i start seeking buyers over the internet. Anyone with a brain would walk away.
May 3 please get here already
It makes no sense. Why would they risk contacting Sony when they are out for blood? Also why try to sell info back if they could just as easily start a credit spending spree. They probably ( if this is even true) realized that the info is useless and encrypted. They can't even use what they have for anything even if they wanted to unless the plan is mass email scams and viruses
It's a preposterous concept. You don't have the IQ to break into Sony's systems and steal information and then turn around and offer to sell it back to them considering everyone knows that money is easier to track than an IP.
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