PlayStation Twitter Account Hacked by OurMine, Claims to Have PSN Databases [Updated]
Update 2: We talked to several security experts about what this attack means.
Update: OurMine’s about page on their official website shines more light on the group.
OurMine is an elite hacker group known for many hacks showing vulnerabilities in major systems.
Professional – As professional hackers and vulnerability assessors, we will help you secure your network, show you all available vulnerabilities, and fix them all!
Versatile – We are experienced in many fields of hacking and can crack anything from a network to a social media account.
White Hat – We have no bad intentions and only care about the security and privacy of your accounts and network.
Beneficial for all – Not only will we give you access to all your accounts again, we will give you future security tips and assist you with securing your account to it’s maximum potential.
Original Story: There was a brief scare on Sunday evening, as the PlayStation Twitter and Facebook account was temporarily hacked. A group called OurMine took credit for the hacks, and posted several messages on their social media accounts. The tweets have since been deleted.
Here are the now deleted tweets, posted as they were on social media:
PlayStation Network Databases leaked #OurMine
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No, we aren’t going to share it, we are a security group, if you works at Playstation then please go to our website ourmine . org – > Contact
OurMine is a popular Saudi Arabian security hacker group that has hacked celebrity accounts in the past to advertise their security services. In the past they’ve hacked the Twitter accounts of Pokemon Go creator John Hanke, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
Hearing that they have the PSN database could be concerning, but it’s worth noting that the group is considered an ethical hacking group. Rather than a group that looks to use information for harm, these sort of “white hat” groups attempt to better security by exposing holes. Unless they’ve changed their modus operandi recently, then all the information should be fine.
The PlayStation Network was infamously hacked in 2011, which caused a 23 day outage. It was one of the largest data security breaches ever, as over 77 million PSN accounts were impacted. Since then, Sony has tried to better their reputation in terms of security, but this certainly won’t help the public opinion of them online.
We’ll have more on the hacks, and the potential leak of the PlayStation Network databases, as the story develops.