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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is helping investigate the recent PlayStation Network data breach that left over 77 million users' private information at risk.

"The Department of Homeland Security is aware of the recent cyber intrusion to Sony's PlayStation Network and Qriocity music service," DHS spokesman Chris Ortman told NextGov. "DHS' U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team is working with law enforcement, international partners and Sony to assess the situation."

Typically, Homeland Security abstains from assisting private companies. This seems to be an exception. Earlier this year, the department helped investigate the NASDAQ stock market hack. FBI is also investigating the Sony data breach.

"The FBI is aware of the reports concerning the alleged intrusion into the Sony online game server and we have been in contact with Sony concerning this matter," said FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth in a statement. "We are presently reviewing the available information in an effort to determine the facts and circumstances concerning this alleged criminal activity."

PlayStation Network data at risk may include user credit card information, email accounts, passwords, addresses, security questions, and general profile information.

http://www.psu.com/PSN-crisis--US-Homeland-Security,-FBI-helping-Sony-root-out-hackers---a011502-p0.php


The hacker(s) is(are) going to be screwed whenever they get caught, since the government is helping Sony now!



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I want to thank the American Tax payer for this! You guys should be proud that your dollars are paying for this! :P



 

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NiKKoM said:

I want to thank the American Tax payer for this! You guys should be proud that your dollars are paying for this! :P


Given the nature and magnitude of this felony it was a matter of time. This is well out of any states jurisdiction, and needs to be investigated due to the large number of American citizens that were affected. The implication so far has also been that the breach originated on US soil shifting the responsibility more in that direction.

Why I like it is because it keeps Sony honest on the security scene. There will be neutral and expert testimony available in order to determine any potential negligence by any party involved. Expert witnesses are not impossible to manipulate, but FBI agents actually tend to be pretty honest and ethical. It is also a seriously bad idea to lie to them so the details will be known to an objective third party which is all anyone can hope for.



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NiKKoM said:

I want to thank the American Tax payer for this! You guys should be proud that your dollars are paying for this! :P

It was kind of funny when you said that about the UK tax payers and tax cut for game devs but in this case it totally makes no sense =p.



 

good news



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whaaaaaa hackers were involved??? since when son O_o



evolution_1ne said:

whaaaaaa hackers were involved??? since when son O_o


Did you think PSN hacked itself??



Sig thanks to Saber! :D 

dsister said:
evolution_1ne said:

whaaaaaa hackers were involved??? since when son O_o


Did you think PSN hacked itself??

it was hacked WTF!?!?!??!



evolution_1ne said:

whaaaaaa hackers were involved??? since when son O_o

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dsister said:
evolution_1ne said:

whaaaaaa hackers were involved??? since when son O_o

Did you think PSN hacked itself??

With their Music CD, yes.

The breach sounds like it's more serious than what they let people know of.