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Sony Online Entertainment 2011: Bank Accounts Compromised, PSN Back Online?

Posted by on May 3, 2011 at 9:27 AM EST

sony online entertainmentThe bad news keeps rolling in for Playstation 3 owners as the PSN is still down and now their bank accounts could be in jeopardy.

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.



(6) Readers Comments

  1. Suckers? Obviously this site is biased, and is not really reliable to report the status from Sony. Who would, in their right mind, take the information seriously? If the writer of the update, or the site in general, is anti Sony, why report at all? I have no love for Microsoft and their XboX systems, but I would never be narrow-minded enough to call them suckers for buying said hardware. We buy what appeals to us. These days, there is less and less room for childish name calling, and infantile taunting. If you don’t like Sony, then don’t bother with them. If you are reporting on a Sony issue for your subscribers, at least do it in a mature and professional manner.

  2. Nice try sony PR department.

  3. No I don’t wish I bought an xbox…..I would still rather deal with this kind of stuff with playstation then buy an xbox….if u pay to play online then ur the sucker….this can happen to any server not just psn

  4. wow, cant theses xbox fanboys just get over it. i mean does it reall matter what system you are on. we are all gamers so why dont you grow up. i personally only think people stay with the systems they are on is because of game investment and friends online. why else would someone buy 8 xbox consoles when they keep burning up.

  5. with x box u have to pay to play online so haven’t all the x box users been getting robbed for the past 5 years?

  6. I wish they wouldn’t keep repeating news we already know.. this news is like 4 days old =\

  7. I wish they wouldn’t keep repeating news we already know.. this news is like 4 days old =\

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