Sony Takes Down Password Reset Page, Denies Fresh Round Of Attacks

Sony Corp. has denied the recent rumors that there has been another security breach in the company’s PlayStation networks.

The rumors about a fresh round of attacks surfaced when it was discovered that the “password reset” page in the site, rebuilt with enhanced security features following last month’s security breaches, was itself offline.

But Sony played down the issue by saying that the page is currently offline due to security reasons, not because there was a malicious attack on the company’s systems.

"We temporarily took down the PSN and Qriocity password reset page. Contrary to some reports, there was no hack involved," Patrick Seybold, Sony's senior director of corporate communications and social media wrote in a blog post.

"In the process of resetting of passwords there was a URL exploit that we have subsequently fixed. Consumers who haven’t reset their passwords for PSN are still encouraged to do so directly on their PS3," he added.

However, the blog post by Mr. Seybold did not provide any additional details, probably because of security concerns.

Sony has been heavily criticized for withholding information about the previous attacks on the PlayStation network. Investigations into those attacks are still ongoing.