Trouble Thinking

May 3, 2011

SOE Also Hacked, Lovely. Seriously Though, Cancel Those Cards.

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — Durandal @ 3:58 pm

Sony Online Entertainment, the division of Sony that’s in control of the Massively Multiplayer products, has also been hacked. So, now with this additional 25 million accounts hacked, we’re at 100 million people’s information stolen due to apparent neglect on the part of Sony.

Our ongoing investigation of illegal intrusions into Sony Online Entertainment systems has discovered that hackers may have obtained personal customer information from SOE systems.  We are today advising you that the personal information you provided us in connection with your SOE account may have been stolen in a cyber-attack.   Stolen information includes, to the extent you provided it to us, the following: name, address (city, state, zip, country), email address, gender, birthdate, phone number, login name and hashed password. (From their notice)

They’re also now confirming that at least hundreds of credit card numbers have been stolen.

And if you’re outside the US, good news!

Customers outside the United States should be advised that we further discovered evidence that information from an outdated database from 2007 containing approximately 12,700 non-US customer credit or debit card numbers and expiration dates (but not credit card security codes) and about 10,700 direct debit records listing bank account numbers of certain customers in Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Spain may have also been obtained. We will be notifying each of those customers promptly.

Cancel your credit card if you’ve ever used it to pay for PSN or SOE content, change any passwords you have if you’ve used PSN or SOE content. Better safe than sorry.
Sony isn’t going to live this one down for a long time.

1 Comment »

  1. Yes, they should cancel those cards, but you should definitely re-up for a new debit card, as this post proves:

    http://happyjoel.com/2011/05/09/debit-card-speedo-x-mustache-finalist/

    Comment by happyjoel — May 10, 2011 @ 12:47 am


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