Sony’s dedicated gaming network still isn’t totally secure despite repeated reports.
PlayStation Network users are no strangers to hacking. Though secure most of the time, Sony’s digital platform for PlayStation platforms has been the subject of credit card theft, DDoS attacks and what have you. However, recent users are still reporting issues related to FIFA several months after the problems first started getting reported.
As one Reddit user reveals, his account was hacked and the hackers in question used his credit card details to purchase $50 in FIFA points. While other users complain of being hacked on the Xbox (some despite not even owning the game), the fact that issues still remain with Sony’s platform is a cause for concern – especially since said issues have been known for a while.
One user helpfully pointed out that, “This has happened to many people, and always with FIFA. Resolve the case with Sony first. If you do a chargeback with your credit card company, then Sony will likely ban your account. Also, use a unique (not used on any other website) complex password for your PSN account.”
As it stands, it’s up to Sony to make sure there are no exploits or back-end loopholes for hackers to exploit. Several months after the fact first came to light, has any real effort been made to secure PSN or even acknowledge the problems? Not as far as we can tell, but perhaps Sony are already aware of the problem and working on it. Let us know if similar issues have happened to you on PSN in the comments.