PSN: All Personal Information Compromised

If you are a frequent user of PlayStation Network, you might consider changing your passwords soon, very soon. PSN has been down for a significant amount of time now ever since the start of the DDOS attacks launched by Anonymous. However, the network has failed to come back online despite Anonymous ending #OPSony.

In a message to PlayStation Network users, Sony had both good news and bad news. The good news was that they expected certain services to be back online within a week. The bad news was that they suspect some personal information was compromised on their system… and by some we mean all:

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.

If you have anything connected to a PlayStation Network account, we suggest you redo your security settings effective immediately and keep an eye on your bank statements should you have bought any software from the PlayStation Store.

Valve has assured Steam users that they need not fret if they have a PSN account linked to it, as the system is separate.

We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.

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