The Playstation blog announced today the real reason behind the recent PSN outage. Black hat crackers have gained access to the Sony internal systems, and stolen the personal information from all PSN users. The stolen information is the following:
name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained
Even worse, your Credit Card might be at risk
While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. 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.
Thank you Sony… I have 2 different credit cards entered in your system, will you pay me back when my money gets stolen?
At least they are (finally) honest about what’s going on.
Unlike what some websites are saying, Anonymous declared they were not related to these attacks
The safe thing to do for now is to change your password on the websites you visit a lot (if, like some people, you have the same password everywhere), and check your bank regularly for suspicious activity.