Suffering Sony’s PSN & SOE: Some Users Get Lock Down

Poor poor electronics giant Sony must be wondering what it has to do to gain its customers confidence back, after another reported security breach swept its PlayStation Network and SOE games service. Still reeling from the impact of the PSN attack back at the end of April, where the details of 77,000 users were compromised, this latest issue has done nothing to rectify the company’s wounded name.

It is reported that Sony has locked accounts for users of PlayStation Network and SOE games service. According to, these actions will affect around 93,000 online accounts, and comes after unknown attackers were able to verify members ID’s and passwords. Sony released a statement saying, “Less than one tenth of one percent of users across the three networks may have been affected in the latest incident, which took place between 7 and 10 October 2011.”

Philip Reitinger Sony’s Chief Information Officer added via PSN’s blog that, “Only a small fraction of these 93,000 accounts showed additional activity prior to being locked.” He added, “We are currently reviewing those accounts for unauthorized access, and will provide more updates as we have them.” It was also mentioned that while members information was infiltrated, no credit card details were at risk.

It is believed that the massive gaming giants will be contacting those that are affected by email with instruction to reset their current password.

Unfortunately the bad news doesn’t just stop here for the company. Sony have had to recall some 1.6 million Bravia TV’s that would have been manufactured and sold to consumers since 2007. An official page set up on Sony’s Europe website, has listed various model numbers amongst others which could be potentially dangerous. A faulty component may be inside a small batch of TV’s which could cause the device to smoke, melt or even catch fire.

According to, some 11 incidents in the country of Japan have already been reported.

Let us know if you are one of these gamers? Have you lost all confidence in Sony with yet another security breach? Or perhaps you have one of the Bravia TV’s with a listed model number?