I did a search here and didn't surface any results so I thought I'd post this here. I think I received some kind of spam e-mail from a phishing scam that claims to be Playstation. The reason I think this? Nowhere in the email does the sender use my name, it says that I might not have an account and it has a link to a website that does not work, with a key to let them know my email address is active. I'm posting this as a warning but also to receive confirmation that this is indeed spam (which I'm pretty sure it is). Sorry if it's a repost. Actually it is, in the french area I found this: http://community.eu.playstation.com/playstationeu/
Here it is:
SUBJECT: Act now to transfer your eu.playstation.com account information to PlayStation Network
BODY: Don't Miss Out
In November 2008, we introduced a My PlayStation Network page in the PSN section on eu.playstation.com. You can now see which of your friends are online, create an official Portable ID to show your friends your favourite games, and take part in events to suit all tastes by checking out the Events Calendar.
In order to do this, you will need to have a PlayStation®Network account and you can create one of these by visiting eu.playstation.com/sign-up.
If you already have an account at eu.playstation.com and you would like to transfer this information to your PlayStation Network account, you will be given an option to do this automatically when you sign in at eu.playstation.com with your PlayStation Network account details.
Update your PlayStation Network account details now at eu.playstation.com and make the most of PlayStation
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Just today I got an email from PlayStation@eu.playstationmail.net saying:
Changes to the way we send you emails
We are in the process of changing our IP address. This is a unique number that identifies all emails sent by PlayStation® and which your email programme uses to identify emails from PlayStation as safe.
In future, we will send you emails containing important service notifications, special offers, product updates and general PlayStation news from eu.playstationmail.net
To continue receiving our latest updates, please update your email preferences to allow images - this will ensure that any emails we send you don't end up in your Spam folder.
If this is genuine, then Sony needs to traing its marketing team better. There's *no way* I'm brave enough to enable picture given the obvious incompetence of the above message.
If it's not genuine, and it's data from the breach this year then Sony needs to get these guys shut down fast.
Got that myself. The sender looks convincingly fake. The naming scheme is a popular phishing one.
If it were from Sony they'd use a @playstation.com one. They'd also never ask that people enable images (and with bogus reasoning), seeing as that's a common attack vector to infect target machines.