Sony faces cyber interference again. After a major blow in 2011, the current one seems to again question its highly debated security issues. The hack was carried out by the ‘OurMine’ group. They breached into the social media handles of Sony’s PlayStation. This comprised the Twitter and Facebook Accounts.
The incident took place on Sunday. And, Sony was quick to take the necessary action. Perhaps they had suspected the approach, as the same group had recently taken over the social media accounts of the HBO industry lately.
The Saudi Arabian hacking community claims to be a ‘white hat’ security group. They had broken into PlayStation’s FB and Twitter handles and posts updates of their successful hack.
OurMine proclaimed to carry out the compromise using the Sprout Social management account of PlayStation.
They even spoke out that the gaming giant’s network database was potentially at risk. If the truth is what is spoken, then your registration details might be lurking in danger. This could involve your name, banking credentials etc.
You might reckon your PlayStation account activities to be at risk. Your sensitive information including your payment cards might have been linked to your PlayStation account. But for the time being, you don’t need to worry.
The said cyberpunks are not interested in unveiling your confidential data to the public. It is more concerned in pointing out the weak unguarded systems. It might come around as an ethical hack to notify the victims of their less secure grips. But one cannot put forth the final word until their identity is scrutinized.
OurMine offered an IT security solution to its concerned prey so as to prevent further cyber-crimes. Sony, on the other hand, quickly took down all the posts from the social media as soon as they regained control over their accounts.
This social media wreckage of Sony’s PlayStation call’s forth for a proper surveillance and defense system to be maintained by the tech brand. Sony needs to track down the loopholes and work towards a reliable network service.