Sony finally releases some more wanted updates for the outage experienced by the PlayStation Network that started since Wednesday of last week. According to the PlayStation Blog, aside from knowing that the attacks are intentional and malicious in nature, there’s also some, as Sony terms it, “a compromise of personal information.” If that sounds bad enough, here’s more. Sony also says that “your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained” — there’s a tone of uncertainty in this statement but the mere mention of your credit card information on the compromise list is already disturbing.
Here’s an excerpt from Sony’s PlayStation FAQ on the recent attack, stating which personal information may have been compromised:
What personally identifying information do you suspect has been compromised?
Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information provided by PlayStation Network/Qriocity account holders: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birth date, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password, login, and handle/PSN online ID. Other profile data may also have been obtained, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip). If an account holder has authorized a sub-account for a dependent, the same data with respect to that dependent may have been obtained. If an account holder provided credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, it is possible that the credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may also have been obtained.