Hey guys, not to be the one to beat a dead horse, but Sony has finally released an update with regards to the PSN attack that’s left users without access to their servers and quite possibly looking for identity theft lawyers.
In a blog post released this afternoon, SCEA finally admitted that your person information, including credit card information, was not secure and may have been compromised by the recent attacks. We’ve been covering this fairly early on and well, the latest bit of news isn’t very comforting.
From the press release:
Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. 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. While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. 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.
Honestly, we’re past the point of goodwill, Sony has to step up to the plate and provide a concrete plan of action. There simply is no excuse for a breach of this magnitude to occur. Now let me go change my passwords.
Source: PlayStation Blog