Sony: Hackers May Have Captured PSN Users Personal Info, Credit Card Numbers
According to the Sony PlayStation blog, “certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion”.
Speaking plainly, hackers have likely obtained personal details for all users registered on PSN, including “name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID.” Sony also states that it “cannot rule out the possibility” that credit card data may have also been captured.
All users are advised to be on the alert for any email, phone, or postal mail scams asking for personal information. Sony has stated that they will never contact users in any way requesting credit card number, social security number or other personally identifiable information, so users receiving any such request should not provide this information under any circumstances. Users are also encouraged to monitor their credit reports for possible fraud.