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Is A Sony PS3 Leak Now Leading To Banned Consoles?

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  • Is A Sony PS3 Leak Now Leading To Banned Consoles?

    "Every Sony PlayStation 3 ID out there was compromised, provoking bans of legit players on the network," Threatpost is reporting, calling it "just the latest in a shocking spike in attacks on unsuspecting gamers."

    tlhIngan - Slashdot user #30,335 shares Threatpost's report:

    Sony reportedly left a folder with every PS3 console ID online unsecured, and it was discovered and reported by a Spanish YouTuber with the handle "The WizWiki" in mid-April...

    Now, several weeks later, players on PlayStation Network message boards are complaining that they can't sign on and are receiving the error message 8071006.

    After enabling two factor authentication (2FA), one player was able to sign back in without issue, according to posts on the PS3 subreddit, which includes a link to instructions on how to opt into 2FA on the PS3.

    It appears threat actors have started using the stolen PS3 console IDs for malicious purposes, causing the legitimate players to get banned...

    Sony has not responded to Threatpost's request for comment or confirmed a connection between the PS3 ID breach and player reports of being locked out of the platform...

    Sony is hardly the only gaming company leaking data like a sieve.

    A report from January found a half a million credentials stolen from the Top 25 gaming companies on caches of breached data for sale in criminal marketplaces.

    In June, the "Battle of the Galaxy" mobile game leaked 6 million gamer profiles, and attackers are working out how to use gaming platforms like Steam to host or deliver malware.

    Last edited by dlevere; 06-28-2021, 11:47:32 AM.
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