Do You Own A Sony HackStation?


You’ve probably already noticed that your Sony PlayStation won’t connect to the online network, but do you know that hackers probably stole all your personal data, including your credit card number, too?

User data stolen in Sony PlayStation Network hack attack

Sony is warning its millions of PlayStation Network users to watch out for identity-theft scams after hackers breached its security and plundered the user names, passwords, addresses, birth dates, and other information used to register accounts.

The stolen information may also include payment-card data, purchase history, billing addresses, and security answers used to change passwords, Sony said on Tuesday. The company plans to keep the hacked system offline for the time being, and to restore services gradually. The advisory also applies to users of Sony’s related Qriocity network.

See also:
Sony Warns Online Hacker May Have Stolen Credit Card Data
Sony’s PlayStation Network and Qriocity hacked
77million PlayStation accounts hacked
Breach at Sony may include profiles
Massive data breach suspected in Sony PlayStation hacker attack
Sony: Card details may be compromised
Millions of PlayStation user’s information hacked
PlayStation Network hacked, data stolen: how badly is Sony hurt?
Sony’s PlayStation Network Hacked, User Data Stolen
Sony Explains Delayed Response to Hacked PSN Accounts
Sony’s PlayStation Network Is Hacked

With 77 million potential victims, this could wind up being the largest data theft in history. If you own a PlaySyation, make sure you keep an eye on your credit card account for any unusual activity and change your passwords and probably as much other PlayStation Network account information as you can as soon as the system goes back online.

/and watch out for phishing attacks, if Sony contacts you, make damn sure it’s actually Sony

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2 Responses

  1. With the announcement that Sony’s PlayStation has fallen victim to a serious hacking incident, leaving users vulnerable to ID theft, some may wonder just how many customer databases elsewhere have been compromised in recent years? The results of a very ‘quick and dirty’ trawl through certain internet news portals, looking for examples of database hacking, makes for unsettling reading – it looks like this is really nothing new!!!

    So I’ve compiled an list of similar database hacks over the past decade at my blog:

    http://contactless.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/a-decade-of-database-hacking-and-potential-id-theft/

    Hope this is helpful in some way.

  2. […] See also: Sony‘s Security Nightmare Not Over, Hacked Again Fresh security glitch adds to Sony’s woes Sony hit again with two hacks Sony hacked twice in one day, this time $1225 was stolen from accounts in Japan Sony subsidiary So-net reports data breach Yep, Looks Like Sony’s Been Hacked Again Sony Faces Another Hack Attack Sony hacked again Sony Hacked Again, Server Hosting Credit Card Phishing Site Do You Own A Sony HackStation? […]

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