PlayStation Faces New Security Problem

Kara Reeder
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Identity Theft

Help your users understand what to do if their personal information has been compromised.

Sony's PlayStation woes continue with the discovery of a password exploit that would allow a hacker to change a password armed only with a PSN account email address and date of birth, according to This latest problem comes on the heels of a security breach that put 77 million people at risk after a hacker stole the names, dates of birth and credit card numbers of people who play online games through the Sony PlayStation console.


This latest glitch, which was discovered by, affects, PlayStation forums, PlayStation Blog,, Music Unlimited via the Web client and all PlayStation game title websites. Forbes reports that Sony denies there was a hack, but admits there was a URL exploit, which has been fixed. suggests to users:

secure your accounts now by creating a completely new email that you will not use ANYWHERE ELSE, and switching your PSN account to use this new email. You risk having your account stolen, when this hack becomes more public, if you do not make sure that your PSN account's email is one that cannot be affiliated with or otherwise traced to you.

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