Hackers struck again, and this time, they have targeted the social media pages of one of Sony’s most successful brands.
A group called OurMine managed to hack PlayStation’s official Twitter account last Sunday night, Gamespot reported. The hackers announced security breach through a tweet, which they eventually removed.
NeoGAF, however, saved a screenshot of the tweet. “No, we aren’t going to share it, we are a security group, if you works at Playstation then please go to our website ourmine.org,” the tweet said. Another tweet stated: “PlayStation Network Databases leaked #OurMine,” which the group also posted on PlayStation Brasil’s account.
Meanwhile, the official PlayStation support site Ask PlayStation was business as usual, answering inquiries from account holders. Their responses, however, did not concern the reported security breach on Twitter.
According to a report from PlayStationLifestyle, OurMine already has a long history of hacking huge companies in the past. The Saudi-based hacker group has hacked Twitter accounts of “Pokemon GO’s” John Hanke, Google’s Sundar Pichai, and even Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.
Their purpose for hacking high profile accounts is to promote and advertise their security services, the report added.
As for PlayStation, this was not the first time they experienced hacking. Back in 2011, they absorbed a severe cyber attack that led to a halt in their services. More than 70 million accounts were compromised by the attack. Moreover, the magnitude of the hacking was so severe the U.S. Congressional subcommittee launched an inquiry.
Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch beat the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the best-selling console in July of this year. According to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, the launch of “Splatoon 2” boosted the console’s sales for the month. Furthermore, “Mario Kart 8” and “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” also fared well in the Top 10 games for July.
For the entire 2017, however, PlayStation 4 still holds the top spot for the best-selling console.