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PSN Armageddon: Sony Admits Personal Informations Have Been Breached

Written on April 27, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Better start canceling your credit card or debit card on PSN, before hackers get a chance to retrieve them. Just like what they did with your personal information.

It may not be the end of the world yet, but in ’s own realm, it may very well be. The company has recently admitted that () has been hacked like there was no tomorrow, and member’s personal information may have been compromised after days since the service has been offline.

You name it, the hackers may have gotten it. Even if Sony has elaborated that credit card data has not been compromised, still information ranging from a member’s name, billing addresses, and even PSN login names and passwords have been breached. And it looks like Sony’s shrinking into embarrassment with all the mess that’s going on.

According to Sony:

“It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password 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.”

So what could the hackers do with PSN member’s personal information? Identity theft. Identity theft in Sony’s point of view where hackers may hide under the shroud of the company’s name to ask for credit card, social security, and other personal details via telephone and e-mail.

Sony has expressed their apologies for the inconvenience, though the company hasn’t shared when the service will be back online. In the meantime, perhaps it’s best if PSN members cancel their credit card and debit cards to the service, change passwords, or even request for replacements.

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