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PlayStation website infiltrated by hackers

Wednesday, 2nd July 2008 20:36 GMT By Mike

IT security firm Sophos has warned that hackers have broken into Sony’s PlayStation website and visitors’ computers are risk, GamesIndustry.biz explains.

Apparently the security firm has “discovered unauthorized code from criminals on pages promoting SingStar Pop and God of War. The code would cause pop-up to appear on visitors screen telling them viruses had been detected on their computer in an attempt to scare the user into purchasing anti-virus software,” says the site.

“The group further warned that the hackers who compromised the webpages could easily alter the payload so that it became more malicious, and install code designed to harvest confidential information from users among other things.”

Oh dear.

By Mike Bowden

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