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Amazon cloud servers possibly used in PSN hack attack

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A source from within the seedy depths of the Internet has implicated Amazon's cloud servers in the PlayStation Network breach that saw millions of consumer data stolen and the downtime of Sony's online services. 

According to the allegation, hackers created a legitimate account (with fake details, obviously) to rent a server through Amazon’s EC2 service and stage its attack on the PSN from there. The account has been shut down, which is obviously a great comfort to know at this stage. 

Amazon and Sony have declined to comment. The FBI has also refused to say if it is investigating Amazon. 

If Amazon's found to be culpable in this situation, it'll be a hefty PR blow to Amazon's remote servers. Companies are already said to have concerns over such things, and this'll make those worries all the greater. At the very least, it looks like Sony isn't the only company that may need to drastically upgrade its security.

Amazon Server Said to Be Used in Sony Attack [Bloomberg, thanks Diyana]

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