When it rains it pours. In Sony’s case the rain drops are razor blades soaked in lemon juice.
A new exploit allows hackers or anyone with the proper information for that matter, to change any accounts password on Playstation.com. All the malevolent individual needs is a user’s email address and birth date.
This new exploit is a grave concern for almost every PSN user, as t e-mail addresses and birth dates were part of the data compromised during the initial attacks on Sony’s servers nearly a month ago.
“Despite the methods currently employed to force a password change when you first reconnect to the PlayStation network, your accounts still remain unsafe,” Nyleveia.com wrote. “A new hack is currently doing the rounds in dark corners of the Internet that allows the attacker the ability to change your password using only your account’s e-mail and date of birth. It has been proven to me through direct demonstration on a test account, so I am without any shadow of a doubt that this is real.”
While this is not a full on assault on Sony’s servers, it has caused logins on Playstation.com, Playstation forums, and all of the companies individual game websites to be halted. Here’s to hoping the nightmare ends for Sony and its users soon. Me being one of them.