Threatened Sony Hack #3 Fails To Materialize
On Friday, we brought you news of reports that a third coordinated hack-attack against Sony was set to do down over the weekend. We scoffed at that report, mainly because even we can’t believe Sony would be so dumb as to leave themselves vulnerable to yet another attack while they’re still dealing with the fallout from the one that forced them to take PSN down indefinitely. That obvious conclusion was, unsurprisingly, the smart bet as the rumored assault on the remaining on-line Sony servers decidedly did not happen.
Cnet has obtained comments by members of the chat channel used by the alleged would-be hackers confirming a plausible reason it didn’t happen: “Apparently Sony saw that article because the last server that I could access is offline now…its probbaly (sic) being patched like the other servers. There goes our window.”
Well, it seems that taking the PlayStation Network down had the added bonus of preventing anyone, even HACKERSZOMG from accessing the PlayStation Network. Naturally, this isn’t a reason to praise Sony’s dilligence. The PSN has been down since early April, and as we reported earlier this morning, Sony still has no real idea when their online services will return. However, we can at least all rest easy knowing that our stolen personal data won’t be any stolener as long as Sony’s crack team of CSI operatives are on the case. At least they better be, because PSN members won’t get fooled again1.
Whatever the truth of the alleged weekend hack – and we’re not ruling out ‘blustering BS’ – it’s going to be until at least May 31st before we can finally resume not being able to download PS2 games. Here’s hoping when PlayStation Network returns, it’s not only safe, but offers services people actually want.
1) yuk yuk.