PlayStation Network Hacked: Was Credit Card Info Stolen?
Sony: Playstation Network Hacked, User Info Taken
The attack on the Sony Playstation Network was worse than originally thought. Rather than just causing a service outage (PSN is still down), hackers were able to steal vital user information from up to 70 million subscribers.
Did Identity Thieves Get My PSN Info?
If you are a Playstation Network or Qriocity subscriber, hackers may have made off with your:
- Email address
- Date of birth
- PlayStation Network/Qriocity longin, PSN handle and password
Sony Electronics America's director of corporate communications, was circumspect on this next part, but your purchase history and credit card info may also have been stolen.
When Sony tells you, "While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility", that means watch your online banking details like a hawk. If you're in the US, have Experian, Equifax or TransUnion put a high-alert status on your credit rating.
Also, if you use the same login and password for multiple sites and services, now is the time to break that habit, especially when we're talking about online banking. With a break-in of this magnitude, you can be forgiven for assuming the worst.