Do you own a PS3? Well, this could keep you entertained for a couple minutes. Then, you can come play Xbox with me.
If you’ve been keeping up with the PSN debacle, an update came out today mentioning that ALL personal information has been compromised on PSN accounts due to a recent intrusion.
If you have NOT heard, then you probably do not have a PSN account… No matter. Somewhere between the dates of April 17th and 19th, someone hacked into the Playstation Network and Qriosity. I’m not sure of the immediate details as to what they were doing and/or accomplished, but they caused Sony to shut down these networks altogether.
Now don’t fret, this is temporary. Sony has shut down the networks so that they could get an outside security firm to run a complete investigation to find out what happened. They will also use this time to strengthen the networks’ security.
Now the thing you should fret is this:
“Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, 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. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. 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.”
Yes, these Hackers may have gone all Bed Intruder on PSN. The update also includes this statement:
“To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, we encourage you to remain vigilant, to review your account statements and to monitor your credit reports.”
Now, I have heard that the Playstation 3’s hardware is a pain in the Ass to code for. Many software developers have expressed the difficulty with this issue, one for certain… *cough* Valve *cough*. But, now that there are security risks as well, it makes me afraid of what may be in store in the future of Playstation. Let’s hope they get these issues ironed out.
I guess Sony shouldn’t have left that window open…
We actually do not own a PS3 at this time. But, for all our friends that do own one, this is the article referenced here. Please read carefully.
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