Ironstar: "Users on the PlayStation Network have been reporting some serious issues regarding PlayStation Network code generator websites, these generator websites have reportedly hacked into people's personal info through PSN."
Thank you for the fast report. Gotta be careful guys.
No prob bro. Many of the guys over at Ironstar use our PS3s daily so we came across the issue pretty quick.
Thanks! I actually got a mail from a friend about it. But i was in a game when i opened it so it really didnt effect me. but I changed my pass anyways, Thanks abunch guys! Keep us updated please
this isnt an issue. its just a moron that clicked on one of those spam emails and entered in his account and password into one of those "get free point cards" scam sites. moron deserved it for actually believeing it. it has nothing to do with psn other than thats where he was spammed about it.
open it and never gave my info because you know when it was a scam domain they all have the same message
ive gotten those stupid azz chainletters on my psn, nothing has ever happened but i costantly tell my buddies not to send me those stupid mssgs. hey everyone, keven butler here... hey fellow psn users... ect ect... stupid chain mail.
I've had about four people report unauthorized transactions being made on their PSN account
Wait, what the hell is happening? Article makes it sound like its breaking news. As long as I don't stupidly give away my password I'll be okay, right? I'm not going to get attacked simply for logging in? Edit: Oh ok Now I see. How on earth did a co-worker get attacked unless he fell for the scam? This title really scared me. This really is nothing new, happens on XBL a lot. Promises of point generators are clearly a scam/lie, and if people are getting hacked then its an issue. Anyways, Sony gives us copy and paste feature and people abuse it. Luckily my PSN list is full of people who don't spread that nonsense. The "Blocking Spam Senders" helped too lol. Edit2: I'm really confused... Simply opening a message=potential hacked account? Or does clicking the link get your account hacked?
Man the battlestations
yah ive got like 3 of those ""keven butler"" e-mails nothing happened since i don't use my real info and i don't use any bank account to buy anything from PSN i just use those pre-paid PSN cards
One of my "friends" sent me this crap this afternoon and I opened the damn thing. Time to start taking down that info and moving that money before bullsh*t happens. That b*tch is going on the black list.
This is why my codes only come from Playstation.com,websits associated with Sont(naughtydog.com,etc.) Or the back of a PSN card. Must have been little kids.
There was no information entered into any website by the user referred to in the article. Many other PSN users have also reported suspicious purchases on their credit cards.
stupid people are under attack all the time
These things are on 360 too, why is the article only about PSN?
Still, it is good to know. As PSN and XBL get more and more popular we will see this happen much more. So far both Sony and MS have done a great job of keeping there consumers info safe.
I instantly delete anyone who sends me any form of chainmail. No worries for me :)
This never happens on xbox live /sarcastic
Then you are the same folks that open the phish emails and give all your personal information up to hackers. Truth is folks, if you don't know them, you should not even bother opening the message. Delete it.
Don't lie. Your "coworker" may claim he just opened the message and suddenly his account was hacked, but if that were true, why didn't they use your, I mean his, credit card information and steal stuff people would actually want like most identity thieves do instead of buying a bunch of crap on a closed system? Everything I can find about PSN Code generators is just phishing scams. I can't feel sorry for someone getting burned when they try to cheat the system. For what you're claiming to be true, the PSN would have to be completely hacked and if that were the case, why would people go through the trouble of sending messages? You/He got phished. Don't try to make it into something it's not.
This is why I don't use credit card info on PSN or LIVE.
Wait, this doesn't make any sense. So all I have to do is not click on a suspicious URL? ZOMG, it's a freaking INVASION. lol EDIT: This is stupid, you're not going to get info stolen from opening a PSN message.
This is BS. I opened 2 of these messages a couple days ago AND visited the site that was in the message. Once I saw it was a chain letter site, I closed it and haven't had any problems. How does a URL in a PSN message obtain my personal information!?
"How does a URL in a PSN message obtain my personal information!?" It cant, if it could then potentially every single one of 25 or more millions PSN accounts could be hacked by just opening a single message, that would be a pretty major flaw with the network and obviously cant happen. Just delete/ ignore the message and dont visit the site on your PS3 or PC and send a "nice" message back to the person who sent you it in the first place ;)
I went to the site and knew it was BS. I didn't enter my info and I am fine.
1. Warn them ONCE that it's a scam, and don't send any more chain letters to you. 2. If they fall for it more than once, do you really want that person on your PSN friends list? I don't; so I remove them, but everyone gets one warning.
Agreed, I knew something was wrong with that message I received so I totally ignore it... Never fall for phishing you idiots...(goes for those who got attacked)
I kept getting these emails from ppl the past couple of days wanting me to click on a link for some code generator. I immediately deleted them. In this day and age, you can't just click on anything someone sends you even IF you know them, let alone random ppl met while playing games. I'm glad I used some caution.
I entered the link a friend sent on the PC, but didn't try to do it myself. Am I safe? I didn't put in any details, i think about the worst thing they could have is my IP adress, but I don't know that much about internet security D= Edit: I was on an account that has no banking details, but I have other accounts on my PS3 which do have banking details on them. I still don't get that sending me a message and opening it hacks your account. Are you sure its not the people who actually get 10 views or whatever and enter their details to get the PSN card, that get their account hacked?
scam/spam mail with phishing websites? These are not exactly new are they?? Surprised they took so long to do PSN codes they been doing 360 ones for years now.. Paypal is the worst though I get at least 2 a week telling me I gotta log into paypal through there fake link otherwise my account will close. Luckily it goes straight to my junk box and I never see it unless I physically check my box and laugh at the sad people who send them. The sad thing is though most these things are sent through your average users PC's which have spambots on them. Mine was attacked last week took me 2 days to remove a spambot that was sending out spam mail. Just always look at the url before entering details. Firefox is good as if its a secure site it will show the address bar in green if its safe and the new IE tells you if its a scam site too. Not sure about other browsers. You can install addons for firefox. https://addons.mozilla.org/... install that for firefox to avoid phishing sites. I hope this helps save somebody :) Bubbles in return would be a nice thankyou.
Rofl, my idiot friend told me "Harry! This site will give you 10 dollars if you refer 10 people! It soo works! Click this!", and I'm like, "NOOOOOO! STFU NOOB!". And then I read about it being a scam, so the next day I'm like, "Hey, that link you sent me was a scam ya'know?", and he's like, "Yeah, I know.". I freaking hate chain letters. Especially the "Send this to 50 friends and you'll get 20 dollars". How retarded can people be? -_-
Well those people are stupid that they thought psngenerator was a legit site. Those people on my friends list that spammed me that crap was immediately deleted off my friends list.
I think we all know what happened: This guy's moronic friend went to the website, and was dumb enough to give away his PSN and or credit card info. And now he won't admit it.
When people provide the information, it's not hacking. One of the biggest issues is that people use the same info for accessing PSN as they do for logging onto various Web sites. Heck if I'm ever going to use my PSN e-mail/pwd combination outside of PSN.
Sony tighten your security, this shouldn't be happening especially when you have people's credit card info just checked my bank account, all is good.
it's costumer's fault in the first place, Did your mommy tell you never talk to strangers unless if it was your real dad @ alpha Sony is your real rich dad lol
Sony isn't your mother. They can't help stop gullible people who give out their password to sites that promise free money. @Marius Actually that's what I thought, the article is a little confusing, or perhaps its these comments. Edit2: Ken Kutagari is your Father lol.
lol, well the article makes it seem as though by just opening the message you get hacked, guess that's not true..... @ below I understand that, I'm not stupid, just that the article makes it seemed otherwise and for the record I retrack my first comment, lol
It's the same thing as when you're on the Internet and you go to a website that tells you that "Congratulations you won a new iPod/iPhone," same scenario different setting; you really should know better. Spam is a natural/annoying part of internet related things. Sony just has to look into it but it's not their fault people get greedy and want more free stuff. @above I know I didn't mean for it too sound like I was patronizing you or anything but I was just saying. Just a little food for thought.
the allegations claim personal information is stolen right after clicking an URL link (not exactly phishing, where user have to enter the information manually). While it's normal on Windows, this should never happen on PS3. If anyone wants to point figures, we all know certain hackers (Geohotz and some other guy) who released PS3's OS dump and "hacks" recently. Those information could be used to create this exploit.
This is nothing to do with Sony phishing happens everywhere and its down to lack of the end users knowledge/security a good antivirus suite comes with anti phishing but just in case here is a firefox addon https://addons.mozilla.org/... If you wish to thank me bubbles are a good thankyou :). That addon is great tells you straight away if you on a site that will steal your details.
Sony should put an IQ test to get a PSN account if you think this is Sony's fault. I am baffled by how many people give away their personal info to outside sources without even checking who they are. I don't care if Krazy Ken called me... he is not getting my PSN password. Use your head people. MariusElijah, that is like you blaming Nigeria for the email scams.
trying to exploit the PSN code. Good for the idiot getting their account hack. @Merc_With_A_Mouth Yeah, I didn't buy that crap either. The probable visited the site and put their PSN information in.
Its not that simple... By simply opening the message your risk having your PSN account hack.
"By simply opening the message your risk having your PSN account hack." Okay, that sounds like a bit of a stretch to me.
*Head explodes* Did you even think before typing that?
Guys, OPENING THE FREAKING MESSAGE DOES NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You could send links to viruses, open it, nothing would happen. Are you guys retarded? You have to go to it, enter your credit card account...And then you're screwed. But you'd have to be retarded.
Who are stupid enough to fall for something like this, really deserve whatever happens to their accounts.
Even in the age of the internet people are stupid and are entitled to protection against this S. You are using a service you trust (supposedly). You have to be sick to think people deserve it. Remember the "attachment scares" of the email days. This is considerably less obvious. I did get one of those chain letters. I responded to the user who sent it "go F yourself."
the guy is just too embarrassed to admit he fell for a Phishing scam. he ran across a fake psn login page, and put his account info in it.
oh no i opened that mail, now i have to change my password i am so going to send a nasty message to the person who sent me it. i am glad i did not fall for the promotion tho it did look suspicious.
The hell are you talking about? Anyway, better safe than sorry. I've received about 4 of these messages giving me a link to a site. If I hadn't read this, I probably would have checked it out.
I got one, but never bothered with it. Knew it was just another one of those spam messages. Can't believe people are gullible enough to believe this BS.
when the deposed king of nigeria emails you directly, you better listen!!!
You cannot have personal information compromised simply by opening the psn message.You can however have personal information compromised simply by opening the psn message and following the link. Another sad attempt at information exploitation through online ' promotions'. Avoid the link,avoid the obvious scam and all is well. I repeat: DO NOT GO TO THE SITE. They think they are tricky.How little they know.
This sounds scary. Good thing there is nothing exciting to play online so no need to log in at the moment.
Well, it only does everything.... LOL I jest, I jest. What the hell do people expect? use dodgy websites and expect to get dodgy results.
Cool Story Bro.
a positive bubble,for crackin me up xD ~
Why dont you remind us all what happened a few weeks ago to major nelson's account. Its not just a ps3 thing you moron.
Major Nelson's account was specifically targeted by a hacker... that's not even comparable and calling him a moron after what you said just makes you look foolish.
Now... Im just going to play some free games my REAL FRIENDS shared with me. "It only does everything"
That would likely never happen to a regular Joe Schmoe like me.
I don't know how anyone is comparing this to anything. If a random stranger asks you for your personal information and you give it to them, I hope they use it steal everything you have, impregnate every woman in your family, and eat all of your cookies. You deserve it for being smarter than a fifth grade bay leaf.
Bull$hit. I got two of these messages on my Xbox last week. None so far on PS3.
''This never happens on Xbox Live.'' You only prove your Ignorance about Live.
for the heads up,although am not stupid enough to open up a random link or message just to follow a silly link that would win me something or a little cash (not even a large some of cash,remember those hotmail emails about "HEY YOU WON A MILLION DOLLARS!" bullshit) ? Anyways,thanks dude.