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Author Topic: Anyone playing DC Universe online?  (Read 1248 times)

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« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2011, 02:22:15 pm »
Probably not, though it doesnt matter as sony has taken the station launcher down for similar reasons as the ps3 network.

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« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2011, 08:12:06 pm »
After Sony losing credit card numbers and lots of other info, I won't touch any of their online games. (There was another breach over the last day or two) http://www.bgr.com/2011/05/02/sony-suffers-another-major-security-breach/.
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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2011, 06:34:36 am »
I can't see this game surviving the current misfortune. Certainly not on the ps3. Bad luck.

However does anyone know anyway to check to see what info sony/psn has on their system? I can't access their site (it's still down) and I had a psn account until last january when i sold me ps3. I don't remember using my credit card or uploading details beyond a simple email/password (which is a completely different one to the passwords i use for important stuff). They sent me an email the same as all their other customers, but I can't find anyway to verify what I stored.
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« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2011, 06:39:17 am »
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After Sony losing credit card numbers and lots of other info, I won't touch any of their online games. (There was another breach over the last day or two) http://www.bgr.com/2011/05/02/sony-suffers-another-major-security-breach/.

From what i've read that's not the case, it's just more information about what went missing or whatever being discovered. Not a second breach.

At least we can but hope. This really is a disaster, though I bet M$ are rubbing their hands with glee.
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« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2011, 10:03:47 am »
http://www.soe.com/securityupdate/pressrelease.vm

Actually, it seems an expansion of the previous problem. Before, it was limited to PS3. Now, it includes all of Sony's online PC games.
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« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2011, 10:40:46 am »
What annoys me the most is that I can't look up to see what my account contains, and thus what info was vulnerable.
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« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2011, 10:41:33 am »
Just received an email from Sony. Here's the fun bits:



May 2, 2011
Dear Valued Sony Online Entertainment Customer:
Our ongoing investigation of illegal intrusions into Sony Online Entertainment systems has discovered that hackers may have obtained personal customer information from SOE systems. We are today advising you that the personal information you provided us in connection with your SOE account may have been stolen in a cyber-attack. Stolen information includes, to the extent you provided it to us, the following: name, address (city, state, zip, country), email address, gender, birthdate, phone number, login name and hashed password.
Customers outside the United States should be advised that we further discovered evidence that information from an outdated database from 2007 containing approximately 12,700 non-US customer credit or debit card numbers and expiration dates (but not credit card security codes) and about 10,700 direct debit records listing bank account numbers of certain customers in Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Spain may have also been obtained and we will be notifying each of those customers promptly.
There is no evidence that our main credit card database was compromised.
It is in a completely separate and secured environment.
We had previously believed that SOE customer data had not been obtained in the cyber-attacks on the company, but on May 1st we concluded that SOE account information may have been stolen and we are notifying you as soon as possible.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the attack and as a result, we have:
1.    Temporarily turned off all SOE game services;
2.    Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full and complete investigation into what happened; and
3.    Quickly taken steps to enhance security and strengthen our network infrastructure to provide you with greater protection of your personal information.
We greatly appreciate your patience, understanding and goodwill as we do whatever it takes to resolve these issues as quickly and efficiently as practicable.
For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information. Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, asking for your credit card number, social security number or other personally identifiable information. If you are asked for this information, you can be confident Sony is not the entity asking. When SOE™'s services are fully restored, we strongly recommend that you log on and change your password. Additionally, if you use your Station or SOE game account name or password for other unrelated services or accounts, we strongly recommend that you change them, as well.
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« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2011, 11:55:43 am »
Perhaps it's a set we have to collect and win a prize, because my email is different (sorry for the long post), and i've no idea what qriocity is:
   

Valued PlayStation Network/Qriocity Customer:

We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have:

1)     Temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services;

2)     Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full and complete investigation into what happened; and

3)     Quickly taken steps to enhance security and strengthen our network infrastructure by re-building our system to provide you with greater protection of your personal information.

We greatly appreciate your patience, understanding and goodwill as we do whatever it takes to resolve these issues as quickly and efficiently as practicable.

Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state/province, zip or postal code), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence that credit card data was taken at this time, we cannot rule out the possibility.  If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, to be on the safe side we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.

For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information. Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, asking for your credit card number, social security, tax identification or similar number or other personally identifiable information. If you are asked for this information, you can be confident Sony is not the entity asking.  When the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services are fully restored, we strongly recommend that you log on and change your password.  Additionally, if you use your PlayStation Network or Qriocity user name or password for other unrelated services or accounts, we strongly recommend that you change them, as well.

To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, we encourage you to remain vigilant to review your account statements and to monitor your credit or similar types of reports.

We thank you for your patience as we complete our investigation of this incident, and we regret any inconvenience.  Our teams are working around the clock on this, and services will be restored as soon as possible. Sony takes information protection very seriously and will continue to work to ensure that additional measures are taken to protect personally identifiable information. Providing quality and secure entertainment services to our customers is our utmost priority.  Please contact us at http://www.eu.playstation.com/psnoutage should you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,
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EDIT: and the other one just turned up in my other email. I assume that's because I trialed SWG 18 months ago.
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« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2011, 08:38:15 pm »
Yeah I got that email too.

The question I have is this (and I need to contact them) is that my account is about to need to be renewed (I pay month to month) and they better not charge me if I cannot use it.
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« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2011, 03:06:51 am »
I've heard rumour that particular email is spam. I cannot verify this at all however.
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« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2011, 03:50:45 am »
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I've heard rumour that particular email is spam. I cannot verify this at all however.


The information included in both the above posted emails is accurate and does indeed come from Sony, however, in order to be ably to rapidly reach customers as quickly as possible, they hired a known mass email marketing company to deliver the email, which caused many email clients like GMail to flag it as spam and a possible phishing attempt.
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