“Sony has finally come clean about the “external intrusion” that has caused the company to take down the PlayStation Network service, and the news is almost as bad as it can possibly get,” Ben Kuchera reports for Ars Technica. “The hackers have all your personal information, although Sony is still unsure about whether your credit card data is safe. Everything else on file when it comes to your account is in the hands of the hackers.”
“‘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,” Kuchera reports. “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.'”
Kuchera reports, “There is still no update on when service will be restored, but that is the least of your concerns if you have a PlayStation Network account. It’s time to change your passwords, at the very least, and if you’re like to be completely safe it’s not a bad idea to cancel your credit or debit cards and request replacements.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Qridiocy.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “ChrissyOne” for the heads up.]
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