Sony denies new PSN password hack

Sony has denied that its online PlayStation Network sign-in was suspended due to a new attack. Instead, it claimed that the password reset service was temporarily taken down to fix a URL exploit in the system.

Previously, it was reported around the 'net (and on Pocket-lint) that hackers could use this exploit to steal accounts using a subscriber's registered email and date of birth - both stolen in the former 20 April 20 data theft. However, Sony has stated that it found and corrected its process before any illegal activity could take place.

Posting on the US PlayStation blog, senior director, Corporate Communications & Social Media, Patrick Seybold, says: "We temporarily took down the PSN and Qriocity password reset page. Contrary to some reports, there was no hack involved. In the process of resetting of passwords there was a URL exploit that we have subsequently fixed.

"Consumers who haven’t reset their passwords for PSN are still encouraged to do so directly on their PS3. Otherwise, they can continue to do so via the website as soon as we bring that site back up."

But will this be the end of Sony's PSN pain? Something tells us that we're not in clear water yet...

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