Last night, reports surfaced online claiming that a group named DerpTrolling had hacked the PlayStation Network (PSN), 2K Games Studios, and Windows Live accounts, and posted compromised login credentials on Pastebin as a prove of it. But this hack has turned out to be a hoax, as Sony claims that they haven’t “found no evidence that there was any intrusion into our network.” Also Read - Cyberpunk 2077 back on Sony's PlayStation Store, with a special warning for PS4 owners
DerpTrolling is the same group of hackers that had recently breached the Blizzard’s World of Warcraft service by performing DDoS attack. In the past, they never leaked the compromised credentials on the web, as their intention was only to prove that the systems of these widely services aren’t as secure as they should be. This time, however, they seem to have leaked the information on a public domain. According to CNET, the file hosted on Pastebin contains information of 2,131 accounts from PSN, 1,473 from Windows Live, and 2,000 from 2K Game Studios. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
But in a statement to Kotaku, Sony says, Also Read - E3 2021: What is it, entire schedule, how to watch livestream for free, what to expect
We have investigated the claims that our network was breached and have found no evidence that there was any intrusion into our network. Unfortunately, Internet fraud including phishing and password matching are realities that consumers and online networks face on a regular basis. We take these reports very seriously and will continue to monitor our network closely.
The group had earlier claimed that it had over seven million username and password combinations belonging to Facebook, Comcast, Twitter, CIA domain, 2K, PSN, EA’s Origin service, and Windows Live available to public. The hackers also claim that hold possession of over 500,000 credit card details.
While this is more likely to be a hoax than an actual hack, we would advise you to change your account passwords nonetheless.