The fortitude of Sony’s extravagantly renouned PlayStation 4 video game
console is the PlayStation Network. It’s the online service that
powers Sony’s digital storefront, all online gaming on the PS4,
and much more. If you’re using a PlayStation 4 online in any
capacity, you’re using PSN.
On Sunday evening, hackers claimed to have breached PSN and
stolen database information. The group, named “OurMine,”
was able to pass Sony’s central PlayStation-branded
Twitter accounts to announce the purported hack:
The accounts were fast retaken by Sony, and the tweets from
the hackers were deleted. A handful of Twitter users prisoner the
moment before it was gone, as seen above.
When contacted, a representative for OurMine told Business
Insider the following:
“We got only registration info [usernames, names, emails, etc.].
No, we are not going to recover it. We are a confidence group; we
will only send it to Sony to infer it. And no, Sony haven’t
hit us yet.”
Sony didn’t respond to the ask for criticism as of publishing.
Despite OurMine’s explain to be a “security group,”
its official website
describes the organisation as “an chosen hacker organisation famous for many
hacks showing vulnerabilities in major systems.” The judgment is
simple: OurMine hacks services operated by major corporations,
publicizes those hacks, then sells its confidence services to the
company it hacked. In the case of Sony’s PlayStation Network
database, OurMine is claiming it hacked in and stole user
information stored in a database.
It’s not transparent if that information was actually taken; Sony
hasn’t reliable or denied the hack, yet it’s transparent that at
slightest Sony’s social media accounts were indeed compromised.
Following the crack on social media, Sony scrubbed the tweets
from OurMine and hasn’t released any statements publicly.