Posted Thu Apr 28, 2011 at 08:30 AM PDT by Dick Ward
If you're a PSN or Qriocity user, it's time to start changing passwords and checking your credit card statements.
The recent PlayStation Network downtime may have upset gamers, but things have gotten much more serious than simply not being able to play games online. According to Sony, there has been a significant security breach that has resulted in the compromise of all customer data currently on the network.
If you're signed up on the PlayStation Network or Qriocity, your name, email address, online handle, login ID and password were all available to these hackers, as well as your billing address and the security questions for your password.
It gets worse than that. Sony says that they can't rule out the possibility of credit card information being stolen. "If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity," says Sony in an official statement, "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."
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