Sony admits PSN failure-Personal data hacked!
Well we have been covering this all week now, and you know that there will be emails sent out explaining that your personal data was stolen..
So with this in mind, what did they get?
Here is the data that Sony is sure has been compromised if you have a PlayStation Network Account:
- Your name
- Your address (city, state, and zip)
- E-mail address
- PSN password and login name
“It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained,” Sony announced. While the company claims that there is “no evidence” that credit card information has been compromised, it won’t rule out the possibility.
Their advice is to be safe, rather than sorry. “If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.”
What can you do?
You are warned to keep watch over your accounts, and to be aware of your heightened risk of fraud due to the security breach.
“For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of e-mail, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information,” the company said. “Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, asking for your credit card number, social security number or other personally identifiable information.”
More, including a copy of the email to be sent out at blog.us.playstation.com.