Sony Hack October 2011: Thousands Of PlayStation Network Accounts Targeted By Massive Attack

Sony corporation was attacked several times in 2011. In October the specified type of attack was identity theft of its Play Station Network Users in Tokyo. There was about 93,000 accounts who IDS and passwords that were successfully ascertained. The attacker or attackers began  unauthorized access attempts occurred on October 7th 2011 to October 10th 2011.

Sony took action by temporarily locking these accounts. Sony proceeded with sending email notifications and password reset procedures to all affected customers on the Play Station Network. Sony claims that credit card numbers linked to the accounts were not at risk. Sony has taken steps to mitigate the activity and are investigating any wrongful use of the accounts. The article state this was just type unauthorized access identity theft and a server breach like in April 26th 2011.