Sony Online Entertainment 2011: Bank Accounts Compromised, PSN Back Online?
Is PSN back online? Right now, for all of you PS3 suckers owners out there, that should be the least of your worries. Stemming from the recent hack and acquisition of millions of Playstation 3 owners credit card information, Sony now confirms that their Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) was also hacked! My advice for all of you PS3 owners and those who have signed up for SOE, go change all of your bank account/credit card passwords right now!
In a press release yesterday, Sony confirmed that while investigating the recent breach in security of the PSN (Playstation Network) they realized that Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) had been compromised as well. They immediately took down the service but warned users that the following information had been stolen:
- Name, address (city, state, zip, country), email address, gender, birthdate, phone number, login name and hashed password.
- 12,700 non-US customer credit or debit card numbers and expiration dates (but not credit card security codes) and about 10,700 direct debit records listing bank account numbers of certain customers in Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Spain
Needless to say the answer to everyone’s question “Is PSN back online?” is NO! I don’t even think Sony knows when this whole security issue is going to be resolved. I bet you all wish you had bought an Xbox 360 now, don’t you!
As more information regarding the breach in security of both PSN online and Sony Online Entertainment becomes available we will let you all know.
Other Articles You May Be Interested In: