Arik Hesseldahl

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Sony Finds Unauthorized Sign-In Attempts on PlayStation Network

In a setback to its efforts to reestablish a reputation for online security, Sony said Wednesday it has found a “large amount” of unauthorized sign-in attempts on its PlayStation Network and other online entertainment services, forcing the temporary suspension of about 93,000 user accounts. The Japanese electronics and entertainment giant said in a statement that credit card details for those user accounts are “not at risk.”


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik