Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dire news for online gamers from Sony

Part of living online is participation in virtual environment games, such as World of Warcraft, and Everquest.  The latter, operated by Sony Online Entertainment, has suffered a security breach by hackers, and apparently personal info of players has been compromised.  This is hard on the heels of last weeks news that the Playstation system, also owned by Sony, was breached, and personal info from that system was taken, as well.

This is not good new, at all, and online players have every right to be concerned.  It will be interesting to see how other MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role playing games) will be affected, and what new security hoops we might possibly have to jump through in the future.

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