Yesterday we told you that there was the possibility that Sony’s PlayStation Network had been exploited again, Sony has now officially responded to the claims and according to them, there was no hack involved.
What they have said that there was a URL exploit found in their password reset page for both the PlayStation Network and also their Qriocity service, you can see the full statement below.
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.
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.
The fact that an exploit existed on a page that millions of PSN users we using to reset their passwords is slightly worrying, lets hope that Sony have fixed all the security issues and things can get back to normal.
Source PlayStation Blog