PSN and SOE intrusions "similar in nature," by 'same group'

Sony Online Entertainment has said that while their databases are "distinct and operated separately," there's bound to be a "degree of architecture that overlaps."

This meant that the hackers behind the PSN intrusion were likely the same that hit SOE, as the Sony arm notes they were "similar in nature." PSN remains down.

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rabidpancakeburglar2722d ago

Well obviously they are. I don't think there are many people who will see organisations like the FBI getting involved and think that it might be fun to copycat the psn hack

imvix2722d ago

Sony also says that the hackers exploited a known vulnerability.

If Sony knew about vulnerability in their system then why keep millions of their users at risk? They should have fixed it long before someone had a chance to exploit it.

xAlmostPro2722d ago

@imvix he was actually talking about how once the experts got in they were told that it's a known vulnerability.. in the applications they used. Sony didn't know however it's well known amongst experts

morkendo232722d ago (Edited 2722d ago )

STOP!!!!!!! FKING HACKERS we need to get back to online ass whumping (gaming)

featherbottom2722d ago

"Similar in Nature" will now be the name of my new boyband.

Lucreto2722d ago (Edited 2722d ago )

I thought it was odd they left SOE alone. They must have planned it so that Sony was getting ready to put the network back online attack again to delay it further.

theEx1Le2722d ago

I thought sony stated that the SOE attack was first on the 16th and 17th, and then the psn attack followed

Lucreto2722d ago

You could be right but I am not up to date on the SOE attack but I thought the hack happens 2 or 3 days ago.

theEx1Le2722d ago

It was announced a few days ago, but clearly states it was before the psn attack.

testerg352722d ago

"the attack actually exploited a “known vulnerability” in the web application server platform used in PSN. According to the Reg, Hasejima admitted that though it was generally known, Sony management were not aware of it."

Umm... yeah.. that speaks highly about Sony's current security group.