Sony has announced that a new attempt to attack the PlayStation Network has put a relatively small percentage of accounts at risk. 93,000 users (less than one tenth of one percent) spanning PSN, SEN and SOE may be at risk, and while no serious threat is detected, everybody's being encouraged to update their login details.
Credit cards are said to not be at risk.
"We want to let you know that we have detected attempts on Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment ('Networks') services to test a massive set of sign-in IDs and passwords against our network database," stated security officer Philip Reitinger. "These attempts appear to include a large amount of data obtained from one or more compromised lists from other companies, sites or other sources.
"In this case, given that the data tested against our network consisted of sign-in ID-password pairs, and that the overwhelming majority of the pairs resulted in failed matching attempts, it is likely the data came from another source and not from our Networks. We have taken steps to mitigate the activity."
If you are one of the people whose login attempts did not fail, Sony will require you to reset your password. If you're in the greater majority who got away scot-free, you've very little to worry about. Nevertheless, this is a bit of a sad reminder that our personal details are all still at risk, wherever we go.