The unimagineable has happened. The whole PlayStation Network fiasco is as bad as first thought. The PlayStation Blog has confirmed that there was “a compromise of personal information as a result of an illegal intrusion on our systems.” What does that lawyered statement mean to you? Well, according to Sony: “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.”
That means that I’ll be changing my passwords yet again for the numerous sites I use. I’m also monitoring my bank information. It’s also a good idea to get your credit checked. But a heads up, go through the FTC on this one. It is the only organization where you can get a free credit report.
Sigh, I went from wanting a free game to just free credit monitoring for the next five years. This is a disasterbacle. For the full report, check out the PlayStation Blog post here.
And by the way, if anyone still cares, PSN will have some services up within a week… maybe.