Sony PSN email Scam

Electronic Theatre, the gaming publication, reports that scams arising from the security breach of the Sony Playstation Network (PSN) have started.

Electronic Theatre reports that soon after the PSN network was compromised, Sony sent out a real email warning.  On May 4, 2011, members to the Electronic Theatre team started receiving additional warning emails which were almost identical to the original messages — except this time the email contained a link to reset your password.  The password reset page is actually a scam intended to steal your personal information.  While Electronic Theatre does not believe that these email criminals are the same people who hacked the Sony network, this scam does demonstrate the clever ways that criminals quickly exploit any opportunity that becomes available.

Electronic Theatre reminds its readers to be vigilant about email correspondence.  To that we add that you should use the latest version of a reputable security product and install all the security patches for your operating system and applications.  But you need to do more.  You need a product that will identify legitimate emails from many of the leading consumer brands. Distinguishing real email from fake email is hard.  Unless you have the right tool. 


Know Who.  No Doubt.  Use eMail ID.


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