Friday, April 29, 2011

Alleged PSN Hackers Claim To Have Stolen Over 2 Million Credit Cards

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)


Insider33 said...

1. Nope
2. Not worried, amazed
3. lol PC

gman said...

1. No
2. Not worried in the slightest
3. PC

Wintermute said...

1. yea
2. not at all, you get more info off of peoples facebook than their PSN ID.
3. PS3

also "some chatter on underground websites and message boards" does not sound like a credible source.

Clueless Dolphin said...

Insanity... people make money so lazily nowadays

SOMS said...

this is will be a interesting case the next couple of weeks

ed said...

1. no
2. i might
3. wii

Piets said...

1. Yep
2. Nope
3. Ps3

Titan of 2012 said...

Same as piets.

Anonymous said...

Sony is lame been in boycott since 2005.

Danny Murphy said...

1. No

2. Well I don't have a PS3 so no but if I did I would cancel my credit card straight away

3. Xbox 360

Michael said...

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Dunno

mac-and-me said...

1. no
2. no
3. both

ds said...

1. Yes
2. Because of past experience, yes I'm a little worried.
3. Both, but if I have to choose then PS3

Alphabeta said...

1. No.
2. Obviously not personally, but it's pretty worrying.
3. No opinion. : P

Dootzkie said...


I am loving this! Fight the capitalistic pigs!!

J. Reaper said...

1. Yep
2. Kind of, since Sony sent out an email saying it's possible they got our credit card info, though they said they didn't get the security codes.
3. I love my PS3. I don't own a 360, but I do have fun playing it. I just prefer my PS3.

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