Luckily, Sony has acted quickly and taken down its online PSN login and password recovery. That means users currently can’t log on to a variety of Sony sites, including PlayStation.com and its online forums.
It’s commendable that Sony has acted quickly to plug this potential exploit, but the company still hasn’t admitted that the exploit exists. Sony said in a statement that its PSN login systems are down “due to essential maintenance and at present it is unclear how long this will take.”
Gamers can still log in to PSN on the PlayStation 3 and PSP. If Sony had to remove PSN login capabilities from its game consoles, gamers would have likely thrown a fit. The company has only recently restored PSN access following nearly a month of no service after April’s attack.
Update: Sony has put up a blog post about the issue: “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.”