Sony And Microsoft Deny Hacking Claims


Last week, the same hacker group that claimed responsibility for a massive DDoS attack on Blizzard’s servers during the Warlords of Draenor launch, also claimed they had stolen the passwords of 1,473 Windows Live accounts and 2,131 PSN accounts.

According to a report by Gamespot, both Sony and Microsoft have come forward saying that the claims are a hoax, and that none of their users’ accounts are compromised. Microsoft told GameSpot:

"We immediately investigated reports regarding some Microsoft Accounts including Windows Live and Hotmail and can confirm that no Microsoft site or service was compromised…Microsoft takes account security and privacy seriously. Should we identify any specific account at risk for any reason, we will take action to protect the account."

The group, calling themselves “DerpTrolling”, announced the hack on Twitter, but has since been suspended. It’s looking more and more like all their claims are hoaxes, especially since no one has yet come forward claiming their account has been compromised for this reason. Even so, it’s never a bad idea to change your password.

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