Even though a story about a fresh security breach on PlayStation Network turned out to be a hoax, Sony decided to issue a short statement on the matter with C&VG.
The story, which turned out to be false, originated over at Kotaku, based on a tweet from a Twitter account associated with the hacking group Anonymous. The tweet implied that a fresh intrusion into Sony's networks had occurred. A file on Pastebin was offered as proof, but as people started looking into the data they found that it was from March. In other words, old news.
Still, a Sony representative offered the following comments via twitter for the sake of clarity:
"We've confirmed that the recent claim that PlayStation Network was illegally hacked and that customer passwords and email addresses were accessed is completely false."
Consider that a public service to you if you happened to have stumbled upon that security breach story from yesterday…