by May 18, 2011 @ 8:29 am
A new exploit surfaced earlier today that allowed anyone to reset any PSN account’s password, without going through the proper channels. The new exploit was revealed by our friend Nevada from Nyleveia, who first revealed the exploit. After confirming it’s legitimacy Nevada notified Sony about the threat and their account reset page was subsequently taken down.
The hack involved knowing the date of birth and e-mail of a target account, both of which were compromised in the PSN attack last month. It is unclear how many users were affected by this exploit but those that did use this exploit had their IP addresses logged in which Sony could potentially use to locate and find the culprits (assuming they didn’t use a proxy). It is unclear when the service will resume.
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