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Following up on this morning's news that Sony Online Entertainment servers were offline across the board, Japanese newspaper Nikkei reports (via BGR) that the company has lost 12,700 customer credit card numbers as the result of an attack. The company apparently took SOE servers offline after learning of the attack last evening, but has yet to issue a statement confirming that customer information has been lost.

Of the 12,700 total, 4,300 are alleged to be from Japan, while the remainder's origins are unknown. The report also notes that the data stolen was from 2007, which Engadget posits could mean this was simply stolen data from an old backup.

The report doesn't mention whether last night's supposed breach is connected to the recent incidents involving Sony's PlayStation Network and Qriocity services, though an SOE representative told Joystiq that official comment would be coming from the company "within the hour."
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/05/02/so...redit-card-nu/

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Update, 9:03PM EST: SOE has provided us with the following statement, in which it confirms that its user data was stolen as part of the original intrusion -- not a second attack. "While the two systems are distinct and operated separately, given that they are both under the SONY umbrella, there is some degree of architecture that overlaps. The intrusions were similar in nature. This is NOT a second attack; new information has been discovered as part of our ongoing investigation of the external intrusion in April."
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You have got to be kidding me.
    
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Gotta love all the propaganda flying around about this...
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This is so silly.
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Gonna get in before everyone else.. the data stolen was from 2007, yes that's right, 4 years later, yes that's right, cc numbers are expired.
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COME ON!!!! thats bull@!#$ why are they getting attacked like this!!
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COME ON!!!! thats bull@!#$ why are they getting attacked like this!!
Because they are Sony.
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Gonna get in before everyone else.. the data stolen was from 2007, yes that's right, 4 years later, yes that's right, cc numbers are expired.
They said that personal information stored in an outdated database from 2007 was compromised, as well as credit card numbers.

I would still be worried, regardless.
    
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COME ON!!!! thats bull@!#$ why are they getting attacked like this!!
The bigger question is why cant they protect themselves from attacks like this?
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The bigger question is why cant they protect themselves from attacks like this?
They spent all their money on lawyers to sue Geohot.

Also, PSN Notwork.
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