Sony hacker has stolen PSN user account data

first_imgSony has been silent on the cause of the long PSN outage other than to say there was an external intrusion. But now the company has decided to admit the breach experienced wasn’t without consequence.The PlayStation Network was hacked on or just before April 17. Then from April 17-19 user account information was accessed by the hacker. The information taken included user names, addresses, e-mail addresses, birthdates, and PSN & Qriocity login IDs and passwords as well as your password security answers.The fact login details have been compromised explains why Sony took the decision to take PSN offline completely. Sony don’t believe credit card details were accessed, but Patrick Seybold, senior director of corporate communications for SCEA is advising your credit card number and expiration may have been accessed in some instances.Sony is advising everyone with an account check their bank statements and be very cautious of any communications received as it may be a scam. When PSN and Qriocity are restored Sony also advises we all change our account passwords immediately to stop any further problems.As for who breached the system, Sony has yet to track them down, but an external security firm has been employed to help find out who did this.Read more at PlayStation.Blog, via Kotakulast_img read more