Sony denies PSN hacks

PSN hack claim is 'completely false', says Sony

Sony says that claims the PSN was recently hacked by a member of the Anonymous hacktivist group are false

In a statement released to videogaming website CVG, Sony denied that the PSN had been breached.

A Sony spokesperson said to CVG: "We've confirmed that the recent claim that PlayStation Network was illegally hacked and that customer passwords and email addresses were accessed is completely false."

The statement was released in the wake of claims by a member of the hacker group Anonymous that they'd stolen a 50GB database of user information affecting some 10 million people after successfully breaching the PSN's security measures. The claim was initially questioned by gaming site Kotaku, who reported that the list of PSN addresses and passwords posted by the hacker looked to be a cut and paste of an unrelated email list posted back in March.

Reporting on the story, CVG advised players to change the passwords for their PSN accounts just in case.

Last year around the PSN was hacked and the personal details from approximately 77 million accounts were stolen.

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Source: CVG