Despite a report to the contrary, Sony has adamantly denied there was another hack on its service,
A report was making the rounds on the internet saying there was another hacker accessing Sony's servers. It was discovered there was an exploit that allowed hackers to change users' passwords with the data stolen from last month's hack. All the hackers would need is the user's date of birth and email address. At the same time, the log-in to PSN via PlayStation.com was down for maintenance.
Quickly after this report started to initialize, PlayStation put out a blog post saying the exploit was not another hack. It also said the site was back up.
We temporarily took down the PSN and Qriocity password reset page. Contrary to some reports, there was no hack involved. In the process of resetting of passwords there was a URL exploit that we have subsequently fixed, Patrick Seybold, senior director of corporate communications and social media, said in a blog post.
Consumers who haven't reset their passwords for PSN are still encouraged to do so directly on their PS3. Otherwise, they can continue to do so via the website as soon as we bring that site back up.
Several gaming blogs and forum sites first reported the issue. In a post, a user provided the email and date of birth to change the password only to receive two subsequent e-mails. The emails said a person was trying to change their password and that the password had been changed.
Sony has just come off the worst hack attack in its history. An early April hack forced it to shut down its online gaming services for nearly a month when millions of user data was accessed.