PlayStation Network Still Not Secure, Says Ex-Hacker

Recognized as one of the top computer hackers in the world today, Gregory Evans is warning gamers that they’re not safe when playing video games on PlayStation Network. The author of eight books on computer security and identity theft, Evans spent two years in federal prison and paid $10 million for hacking into major companies like AT&T, MCI and Worldcom. He’s been hacking since the 10th grade, but now he works on the right side of the law.

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Fishy Fingers2271d ago

Just an interesting quote I'll post before the warfare begins..

"And it’s not just Sony gamers that are at risk. It’s anyone who has any online gaming console like Xbox or Wii. Nothing’s 100 percent secure."

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dragonelite2271d ago

Every thing can be yes but is it worth the effort for a hacker. lets i would want to get 20 million email accounts what will i do will i try to hack for lets say facebook takes me a week or would i hack a couple of smaller social networks and be done within a 20 hours.

Time is money emails are worth some moneys you know the spam mail you thought wtf how did i get that. It's probably because someone got your email from a database and sold it again.

snork2271d ago Show
Hozi892271d ago (Edited 2271d ago )

@Snork. A few words of advice if I may...but
Put not your faith in rulers, or in the son of man, in whom there is no salvation. yes it's scripture but doesn't take a wise man to see that those words are the truth. SONY cool and all but in no way should someone, especially an average gamer act as if SONY is their master. remember, it's just advice.

ZombieNinjaPanda2271d ago

Snork, either you're an idiot, or a troll. I pray it's the latter.

Bull5hifT2271d ago (Edited 2271d ago )

I bet that as soon as microsoft makes fun of sony at E3 for having the psn outtage, hackers are going to make it there buisness to Rape the 360 , id like a BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH followed by a laugh and then the 3 rings of death... It would be epic

Legion2271d ago

1 bubble calling others trolls. Funny. Obviously if he looked at the makeup of N4G he would see that the majority of users are now Sony fans versus any other console.

Tr10wn2271d ago

N4G is a Sony mecca so WTF are you talking about?? 85% of the users on this site are Sony fanboys, but still you made a good questing, if Sony have so many exclusives, WHY n4g is full of PS3 fanboys? those exclusive are mediocre, boring or short? answers?

death2smoochie2271d ago (Edited 2271d ago )


Hmmm...Joined recently....

Hmmm...English not Engrish...

Sony fanboy EXTREME...

Seems REAL KILLER has an alternate account :P

I_find_it_funny2271d ago

he sounds like he's advertising his company

Kurt Russell2271d ago


bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahaahhaha...HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA... HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA.

Thanks mate, that was priceless.

Active Reload2271d ago

Everyone knows any network can be hacked. You don't need to quote something that's well known and then point out that it's interesting. What is interesting is the fact you try to distract from what's really going on, and that's PSN being hacked to hell.

Anarki2271d ago

In recent news; shit was found in the woods... police have linked it to a bear.

Krimson-Rage2271d ago

If that's a "fact", why is your sneering, pompous and clearly trolling remark still not flagged as such?

DragonKnight2271d ago

See, now this guy right here can bring a good name to hackers. After seeing what being on the wrong side of the law his hacking brought him, he decided to change his life and comes out to try and inform and help people. If more hackers were like this guy here, people wouldn't be labeling and stereotyping all hackers as deviants and crooks.

Everything can be hacked, and the hackers that do so are criminals. But if you're part of the hacker community and you're just going to sit there and let them do these kinds of things, and not try to help prevent such problems or speak out against such individuals, you are also a part of the problem.

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Domer252271d ago (Edited 2271d ago )

My toaster oven is about the only thing with a lcd-screen in my house that IS no surprise here..

Commander_TK2271d ago (Edited 2271d ago )

Your toaster oven has an LCD-screen?! Would love to have that.

sikbeta2271d ago

Still have a walkman here, definitely hack-proof... I hope :P

SilentNegotiator2271d ago (Edited 2271d ago )

Hacking now....
Prepare for some really hot Hot Pockets. You might even burn the roof of your mouth!

So nothing is hack proof. Thanks for the old info. Turn that into a story, base it around something Sony related, get a thousand degrees on N4G.

Oh and this guy is SUUUUCH an expert! He got caught when he still lived with mommy and daddy and then caught again a few years later. Now he owns some companies and asserts that he's an expert, claiming that people who actually went out and got degrees don't know as much as him.

An equally insane claim analogy:
I build fireworks in my backyard. Pyrotechnicians don't know as much as me because they work in a controlled environment.

RandomDude6552271d ago

You haven't put otherOS on your toaster....what a

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MasterCornholio2271d ago (Edited 2271d ago )

I keep telling people that no online network is secure. But they just dont listen. They somehow believe that if they pay for a service it will be unhackable when the truth is that World Of Warcraft gets hacked all the time. I play the game and theres an amazing number of bots, farmers and spammers that it amazes me.

Hozi892271d ago

People might start to think I got all religious but honestly. When one lives in obedience to God, nothing of evil wrongs can come close to you.

although I realize that no one is perfect and to live for God (in total obedience) would require great self sacrifice and probably mean giving up hardcore gaming as it's certainly not godly to kill whether it be in real life or simulation.

nanometric2271d ago (Edited 2271d ago )

How can you kill that which has no life?

mastiffchild2271d ago

Ha! Butters brings down religion. Go on oyoung Stotch.

M-Easy2271d ago

This is why i hate "industrygamers" he clearly states nothing is secure but they focus on starting a flame war. REMEMBER if you are also sick of sites like these:

Click UNDER "read full story" where is says "" ; then click WTF for story quality and NO for do you like this website.

BTW shame on whoever approved this.

aGameDeveloper2271d ago

Another "interesting" quote:

"Even if these guys [IT managers] have a Master’s Degree or PhD from a school like MIT, that doesn’t make them a true security expert."

With the rest of what he said in the interview, one can deduct:

kid who calls himself a hacker >> IT manager with a degree from MIT focussed on network security...

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pain777pas2271d ago

Fishy has summed up pretty much what the short but informative interview was all about. No network is safe with people who study hacking. Hackers have to stop hackers plain and simple but tough to get the cooperation of a hacker like the interviewer who got caught and did time.

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frostypants2271d ago (Edited 2271d ago )

It bares repeating: "No. And it’s not just Sony gamers that are at risk. It’s anyone who has any online gaming console like Xbox or Wii. Nothing’s 100 percent secure."

Whoever submitted this article is a misleading troll, but in fairness so is the actual headline. It's not that Sony's network isn't more secure than it was before, it's that NOTHING IS HACK PROOF.

T3MPL3TON 2271d ago (Edited 2271d ago )

Frosty: Sony's network isn't more secure.. that's what you aren't getting. IT. IS. NOT. MORE. SECURE.
Just because Sony, says it is doesn't mean it is. I'll give it about a week after it goes back up 100% it'll be taken down again.

People keep harping on the fact that nothing is safe and want to use the old misdirect and imply that it'll happen with XBL as well. It wont, because Microsoft isn't so foolish as to hire script kiddies who went to collage they hire actual hackers to provide anti hacker security. This is why the one and only time someone took down XBL it was back up in a day. It wasn't a week. It wasn't months. In all truth is was a few hours. This wouldn't have happened if Sony used their collective brains and hired the people who were jail-breaking their product. Those people should have been hired first then people who actually have a hacking background not a bunch of collage grads who've never hacked anything.

Vherostar2271d ago

Exactly whoever posted this article picked that bit at the top to start a flame war. Terrible..

Hagaf222271d ago

I'm still confused as to how his comparison of IT managers to Infantry and hackers are SEALs