Stolen Credit Card Info from Playstation Network Very Likely
News going around the net indicates that following the breach of the PSN (Playstation Network) credit card information was likely taken after all.
The original notice from Sony was that leading up to April 20th, a break into the PSN took place. This allowed the compromising of personal information about 77 million users, and that name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birth date, password, login, purchase history, billing address and password security answers were likely obtained. The PSN has been down since this occurred. The company downplayed the chance that credit card information was also involved. Their statement was that its a "possibility" they couldn't rule out. They have since said that the credit card information was encrypted on the network while the rest was not.
However, its now being reported that some 2.2 million credit cards from PSN are likely out in the wild and up for "auction". The sum of $100,000 is the asking price. Source for this news comes from Kevin Stevens, a senior researcher at security firm Trend Micro. The auction includes credit card numbers, expiration dates and even CSV data according to the party trying to find a bidder on several illegal forums. The CSV information is in contradiction to Sony's statement on what they stored. Reports are coming in of PSN users impacted, with fraudulent credit card purchases.
Nothing is confirmed yet, but does seem to indicate that the breach was worse than the company's original statement mentioned.