Hackers claim to have exposed Sony, PlayStation personal data of 13,000 Gamers

By Javier David

A group of hackers who may have had a hand in taking both Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox offline on Christmas Day appears to have released a repository containing 13,000 user passwords and credit cards.

In a tweet dated Dec. 26, a Twitter feed belonging to “AnonymousGlobo” posted a URL that was said to contain the personal data of approximately 13,000 users. The group claimed to have released the information “for the Lulz” —Internet slang for humor or laughs.

In addition, Anonymous claimed to have leaked a host of games, as well as a downloaded version of “The Interview,” Sony’s controversial buddy comedy that has sparked a global firestorm.

On Christmas Day, thousands of gamers took to social media to complain about service problems. Sony and Microsoft neither confirmed nor denied that their gaming systems had been hacked. However, the companies issued service warnings that only confirmed users were having network issues.

On Sunday, Sony did not immediately return a request for comment.

“We have no evidence of a security breach in Xbox Live services. Microsoft takes the security of our customers’ data very seriously,” a Microsoft official said, advising members to visit the Xbox Live security page to learn how to better protect their accounts.

An obscure hacker group calling itself Lizard Squad has been claiming responsibility on Twitter for both attacks.


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