Playstation Network still down and things got a LOT worse then expected

Hackingul Playstation Network va fi cred considerat hack-ul anului , poate chiar al deceniului. Un comunicat de presa Sony spune pe un ton destul de sec ca:

“… we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.”

Deci pe scurt … Ce au reusit sa fure hackerii ?

  • Numele tau
  • Adresa (city, state, and zip)
  • Tara
  • Adresa de E-mail
  • Data nasterii
  • Parola  si login de PSN

si ca lucrurile sa fie complete … Sony nu exclude posibilitatea ca hackerii sa fi obtinut si detaliile cartilor de credit folosite.

Comunicatul de presa poate fi gasit aici .

Subiectul este din ce in ce mai interesant. Puteti citi mai multe  tot despre subiect :

Playstation Network down for “maintenance”

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Playstation Network down for “maintenance” continued

 

Later Edit:

Bomboana de pe coliva de la sony mi-a parvenit via un amic . O discutia amicala pe un canal de irc intre niste oameni care se jucau cu ceva vreme in urma cu parametrii PSN:

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Charging your Android Desire using solar energy

A weekend project. I purchased a long time ago a solar charger for my Samsung phone. But the old phone got obsolete. so for a while i forgot about the solar charger. Until today when i got the idea to use it to charge my HTC Desire with it. It was a simple job . All i needed was an old usb cable , an old connector from the solar kit , a soldering gun and some glue. The result is not very pretty but it does the job. When i will have some free time i will make it look nice , but it’s not a priority.

  1. Cut the usb cable in half and keep only the part with the motherboard adapter
  2. Solder the connector ( red on red , black on black ) to the wire .
  3. Isolate the wires using some adhesive tape.
  4. Connect it to the Desire phone and … it works.

What still needs to be done: To buy some velcro and attach the solar charger to my car .

Pictures taken from building to finish

 

Playstation Network down for “maintenance” continued

Spuneam in postul anterior ca playstation network e down. Sapind pe net am descoperit citeva articole referitoare la subiect. La inceputul lunii aprilie un grup de hackeri intitulat Anonymous anuntau ca vor ataca Sony network. Dupa cum se poate observa le-a reusit . Primul articol l-am descoperit pe blog la Florin Andrei.

Grupul Anonymous a postat pe 5 aprilie un manifest video pe youtube in care trasmit o lista de doleante catre Sony:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tm7UKo4IBc[/youtube]

Iar pe 20 aprilie dupa cum spuneam au determinat sony sa opreasca pe termen nelimitat PSN-ul . Un alt articol interesant in care se prezinta un pic mai bine grupul Anonymous  l-am gasit pe playtech.ro. Nu in ultimul rand pe Yoda.ro este un articol care descrie impactul actiunii celor de la anonymous.

Later edit:

La Playstation Network sint abonati mai mult de  70 de milioane utilizatori  din peste 50 tari.

 

Playstation Network down for “maintenance”

Cu o saptamina in urma mi-am comandat EA Sports Active si Dragon Age 2.  Aseara au venit. Prin urmare am dat drumul la playstation sa vad cum arata noile achizitii. Nu mai pornisem playstationul de prin ianuarie. Evident playstationul si-a facut toate update-urile de rigoare si apoi … surpriza … Playstation network is down for maintenance. Prin urmare nu-mi pot importa caracterul din Dragon Age 1. Trebuie sa astept sa-si revina. Cautind pe net am gasit pe blogul lor oficial asta:

An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services going forward, we turned off PlayStation Network & Qriocity services on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th

External intrusion ? Adica un hackerash mic mic ? Inca un George Hotz ?

Problema pare a fi mult mai drastica decit lasa sa se inteleaga Sony. Trei zile de downtime in preajma Pastelui ? Nu suna bine deloc pentru vinzarile Sony. Poate cu aceasta ocazie o sa deschisa di Playstation Network Romania desi asta e un vis prea frumos sa fie adevarat.

 

Si te-ai dus dulce minune. Brat down

Ce frumos arata internetul in romania cind brat-ul e cazut.Useri nervosi, site-uri inacesibile. In seara asta e picat qds.count.brat-online.ro .  Remediu ? Norocosii cu linux editeaza /etc/hosts si adauga 127.0.0.1 qds.count.brat-online.ro . Si se vor vedea site-urile cum trebuie. Nu vreau sa fiu in pielea editorilor de site la ora asta. Presupun ca injura cu spume.

Ca sa evite problemele de genul asta scriptul de brat ar trebui pus in footer-ul fiecarui site. Dar … Aceasta minunata decizie ar trebui sa vina de la brat. Oricum trebuie sa recunosc ca cel care a venit cu ideea de a pune scriptul in headerul site-urilor e un meserias. Ca vorba aia .. de ce sa nu dam jos juma’ din site-urile din .ro daca putem.