Sony On Alert After Latest PSN Attack

by Jim Reilly on Oct 12, 2011 at 05:11 AM

Sony issued a statement last night saying it detected unauthorized sign-in attempts across 93,000 PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment accounts.

Philip Reitinger, Chief Security Office at Sony, said on the PlayStation Blog the login and password information used was obtained from "one or more compromised lists from other companies, sites or other sources." As a precaution, Sony has temporarily locked those accounts and sent e-mail notifications to those account holders requiring them to reset their passwords.

The company also said credit card information was not at risk as a result of these attempts.