PlayStation Network update: ‘A compromise of personal information’ because of intrusion


PlayStation Network update: ‘A compromise of personal information’ because of intrusion.

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.

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