large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Sony and Microsoft deny hack claims

Microsoft and Sony have denied claims that they were hacked last week.

Online group ‘DerpTrolling’ said it had infiltrated Xbox Live and leaked the usernames and passwords of almost 1,500 members. It went public with the details, as well as what it claimed was the account info for over 2,000 PlayStation Network users and another 2,000 2K Games accounts.

Sony and Microsoft’s denials suggest the claims were a hoax.

“We immediately investigated reports regarding some Microsoft Accounts including Windows Live and Hotmail and can confirm that no Microsoft site or service was compromised,” Microsoft told GameSpot.

“Microsoft takes account security and privacy seriously. Should we identify any specific account at risk for any reason, we will take action to protect the account. To help keep your information safe, we encourage you to set strong passwords, change passwords regularly and avoid using the same password for multiple accounts.”

It also directed users to for more information.

Sony issued its denial over the weekend. “We have investigated the claims that our network was breached and have found no evidence that there was any intrusion into our network,” the company told Joystiq. “Unfortunately, internet fraud including phishing and password matching are realities that consumers and online networks face on a regular basis. We take these reports very seriously and will continue to monitor our network closely.”

The leaks may have been faked by repurposing customer login details obtained in previous breaches.

Sony’s PSN was notoriously hacked back in 2011. Apple’s iCloud was also breached earlier this year, resulting in the leaking of hundreds of celebrity nude photos.

Read more: Xbox One vs PS4

Via: GameSpot, Joystiq

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.