So the PSN has been down for close to a week. We know this. Not the end of the world, right?
Well… it’s become a little more complicated than that.
According to the Playstation Blog, it’s been confirmed that personal customer information has been compromised:
Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: 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. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. 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.
I know what you’re thinking, and it’s probably the same thing that went through my mind when I first read that:
If you’re a PSN member and you have credit card information attached to your account, watch your bank statements and keep an eye on your credit reports. This might be a good time to sign up for freecreditreport.com and sing along to the jingle of your choice, or go one step further and lock things down with a service like LifeLock.
If we come by any new details regarding this security leak that you might want to know about, we’ll keep you informed.
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