Got a PSN account? All your infos are belong to hackrz

PSN account data compromised 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. ... 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.

  1. I have no words. Wait, I have a couple. Storing passwords in plain text? Default to trusting rogue clients? The *entire userbase*? Jesus Christmas, guys, how is that even *possible*. I mean, I’m almost positive every one of my web forums have better security in place than PSN. And only PSN has my credit card info.

    Which I should probably get on canceling. For the second time this year.

  2. I’d probably be more infuriated if this weren’t so comically inept. Ugh, I don’t wanna cancel my card (like abs, I’ve already had to do that in the last 12 months)…but I also don’t want to take the risk. Man, what a royal cock-up.

  3. I called up my CC company and they said they would just put a “watch” flag on my CC and would call me if anything irregular showed up instead of cancelling. Had to spend 40 minutes or so on hold to get through though, because apparently they’re freaking swamped:

    CC service center: How can we help you today?
    Me: I have a playst-
    CC service center: Say no more, let me transfer you.

  4. I can’t find the original source for this (perhaps it’s just based on the reported PS3 install base) but the scale of this is tremendous — at least 70 million potentially compromised accounts.

  5. I called Visa this morning and they just put a note on my account, and asked me to keep a close eye on the transactions. According to the rep I spoke to, Sony told Visa that customers’ CC info hadn’t been taken (but that might just be them saying “we can’t confirm it”).

    Anyway…at least the card didn’t need to be cancelled. That would’ve been frustrating. Now I just gotta keep a close eye on things.

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