Sony PlayStation Network Stumbles Again: Password Reset Process Halted

Sony does not seem to catch a break. After a massive security breach, cough the network tried to crawl back but has been hit with a new breach again. The breach is strong enough that Sony was forced to take down its password reset system. Apparently, the system has been compromised once again.

As a part of its resurrection process, Sony had asked its network users to reset their passwords but the new glitch will enable the hackers to take full control of the accounts. Due to this reason, Sony halted the process and is now looking to fix the security hole. The company has, though, stressed that the latest breach is limited to the computer reset mechanism and the users can still sign into PlayStation Network via PSP and PS3 devices. This way they can connect to game service and may view their friends and trophy information.

Sony has also said that there is no evidence to suggest that the security gap has actually been exploited by the hackers. But the incident has still done enough damage to Sony’s Howard Stringer’s statement, “We are up and running, and we are safer than ever.” Well, Sir, still not safe enough.

Though, Sony claims to have fixed the gap, but the password reactivation page may still take some time to be live again.


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