PlayStation’s Social Accounts Have Been Hacked

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Man, Sony just doesn’t have much luck when it comes to hackers, does it? Everyone undoubtedly remembers the 2011 PlayStation Network hack that left millions of PS3 owners without online service. And today, it looks like the PlayStation social sites have taken a hit.

A hacker group by the name of OurMine managed to sabotage both the PlayStation Twitter and Facebook accounts for a short time, noting several messages that have to do with hacking. It looks like Sony managed to regain control of the accounts and remove the tweets in question, but here’s the message that we saw:

“PlayStation Network Databases leaked #OurMine

Subscribe to #DramaAlert

No, we aren’t going to share it, we are a security group, if you works at Playstation then please go to our website ourmine.org”

What’s concerning is how the company may have gained access to the PlayStation Network database, as there’s a possibility that user information may have been compromised. It doesn’t look like the team has noted what it intends to do with the information, and did this as sort of a promotional stunt for their group, but it’s nevertheless something that users may want to check out.

PlayStation Lifestyle recently noted that it found a description of the Saudi Arabian security hacker group, with this on its webpage:

Professional – As professional hackers and vulnerability assessors, we will help you secure your network, show you all available vulnerabilities, and fix them all!

Versatile – We are experienced in many fields of hacking and can crack anything from a network to a social media account.

White Hat – We have no bad intentions and only care about the security and privacy of your accounts and network.

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Beneficial for all – Not only will we give you access to all your accounts again, we will give you future security tips and assist you with securing your account to it’s maximum potential.

Sony hasn’t noted anything regarding the hacks yet, but it’s sure to release some kind of statement regarding this once everything is secured again. Still, it probably wouldn’t hurt to keep an eye on your PSN account over the next few days…