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Hackers Allegedly Has PSN Users’ Credit Card Data

Written on April 29, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Sony PSN apocalypse continues, as hackers claim possession of PSN users' credit card data.

Looks like ’s worst nightmare has finally come true. Well, at least in the realm of Rumorville. A group of , who claims to be the ones behind the () , has recently announced that they now possess the credit card numbers of the service’s users.

According to their posts in an underground hackers forum, the hackers claim to have infiltrated into Sony’s main database. Meaning they have access to not only customer names, addresses, usernames, and passwords, but also access to 2.2 million credit card numbers.

So how screwed are the PSN users? Yeah, they’re pretty much screwed.

According to Trend Micro Senior Threat Researcher, Kevin Stevens, the hackers are allegedly selling the data for $100,000. They’ve also offered the data to Sony themselves, but the company has yet to respond.

Sony denies the ploy set by the hackers, as Senior Director of Corporate Communications – Patrick Seybold – shares that “there is no truth to the report that Sony was offered an opportunity to purchase the list.”

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