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Old April 26, 2011, 03:56 PM
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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 admits utter PSN failure: your personal data has been stolen

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Old April 26, 2011, 03:59 PM
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Wow. I hope something like this doesn't happen to Steam. =S
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Old April 26, 2011, 04:07 PM
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Wow, just wow that sucks. Luckily it doesnt affect me but yeah ouch.
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Old April 26, 2011, 05:25 PM
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I have used my credit card on the PSN. Better keep a close eye on things, or possibly report it to the credit card company to see what they want to do.

Edit: this is what the link above says regarding credit cards:
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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."
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I'm cancelling my card and getting a new one, but I'm still worried about the rest of the info.
Not like I can cancel and change my birthdate.
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Old April 26, 2011, 06:57 PM
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I'm cancelling my card and getting a new one, but I'm still worried about the rest of the info.
Not like I can cancel and change my birthdate.
Personal Info is absolutely useless to anyone.

Th e only 2 things that can be used by anyone to really commit identity fraud is your SIN and DL; SIN being the most vital.

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Update on PlayStation Network and Qriocity – PlayStation Blog

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Valued PlayStation Network/Qriocity Customer:
We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have:
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This story is really heating up, I will have to monitor my CC bill closely (perhaps a new card no. is in order)

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Wow. I hope something like this doesn't happen to Steam. =S
I have always been weary of something like this happening to Steam also... I would HOPE that Valve takes notice of what has happened to Sony and steps up their security systems.
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Old April 26, 2011, 07:55 PM
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This story is really heating up, I will have to monitor my CC bill closely (perhaps a new card no. is in order)



I have always been weary of something like this happening to Steam also... I would HOPE that Valve takes notice of what has happened to Sony and steps up their security systems.
As long as Valve doesn't go ape shit sueing everyone like Sony did, then I doubt it. Definitely shows how big networks like PSN can easily be taken down though. Either that or Sony is just incompetent. I mean hasn't PSN been down for like a week?
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Ya, it's been down for 6 or 7 days.
Possibly for Sony to beef up security and at the same time assess damage.

I removed my CC info from all my online stuff for now (iTunes, Steam, etc) and have cancelled my current CC and requested a new one.
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Old April 26, 2011, 09:52 PM
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Just called Visa and cancelled my card. The guy on the phone said they actually spoke to Sony and they have been fielding calls about this all night. They are recommending to cancel cards BTW.
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