We posted this story to Facebook and Twitter earlier today, but it’s worth repeating.
Sony has finally come clean about the “external intrusion” that has caused the company to take down the PlayStation Network service, and the news is almost as bad as it can possibly get. The hackers have all your personal information, although Sony is still unsure about whether your credit card data is safe. Everything else on file when it comes to your account is in the hands of the hackers.
Sony had this to say regarding customer credit cards:
“Their advice is to be safe, rather than sorry. “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.”
In other words, CANCEL your credit card and get another reissued, because the possibility exists your information was stolen, and when it comes to these sort of situations, you don’t want to take a chance.
If you would like more information, read the Ars Technica article here or the CNET article here.
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