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[Ars] Sony admits utter PSN failure: your personal data has been stolen  

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post #1 of 17
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What did they get?

Here is the data that Sony is sure has been compromised if you have a PlayStation Network Account:
  • Your name
  • Your address (city, state, and zip)
  • Country
  • E-mail address
  • Birthday
  • PSN password and login name
"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," Sony announced. While the company claims that there is "no evidence" that credit card information has been compromised, it won't rule out the possibility.
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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post #2 of 17
You've got to be kidding me.

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"To be fair, Sony does apologize for the inconvenience."
I'm absolutely speechless.
Edited by slosha69 - 4/26/11 at 2:46pm
post #3 of 17
Lol
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post #4 of 17
Cloud fail.
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Oh my.......
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post #6 of 17
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Fail scale added.
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post #7 of 17
Not good at all for Sony, especially if credit card details were among the stolen.
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post #8 of 17
another SONY FAIL in the box, You get wat u pay for. well u dont pay for PSN so u get ur bank account info stolen ahahah
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post #9 of 17
What.

The.

Fudge.

I just wanted a goddamn blu-ray player+Netflix! Not identity theft!

Ugh, now I have to change my passwords.
post #10 of 17
lmao hooo my god
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