So we all know that the PlayStation Network has been hacked and PlayStation loyalists have been unable to play their beloved games for over a week now.
We also know that these hackers had access to pretty much all of our information should we have provided to Sony at any time. However, Sony claimed that credit card information was encrypted and it was highly unlikely that it was stolen as well.
We all know that was probably a lie. If the hackers managed to do enough damage to keep the network down for over a week, then something big has happened.
Reported by NY Times, some security researchers have uncovered some chatter on underground websites and message boards that state that the hackers made away with just over 2 million credit card numbers, security codes and all.
The researchers also uncovered a few hints suggesting that the hackers intended on selling the database for 100k and allegedly even tried to sell it back to Sony. (which would be a poor choice on their behalf)
At any rate, this could all be a few internet pranksters making up stories about the hackers true intentions and accomplishments. But I'm willing to bet they made off with data more valuable than your name and address.
On the bright side, Sony has stated that they are looking into ways to pay back their users for their cooperation and patients.
1. Do you use PSN?
2. Are you worried about this?
3. Xbox or PS3 (no flamewarzzzz)