Sony’s PSN service is still down at the time of this writing. While that maybe an inconvenience for some, that would be nothing compared to having your credit card info stolen.
Sony has yet to determine if credit card or any other personal information of PSN users have been compromised, but that Sony would promptly inform users if they found out if that was the case according to a report from PC World.
Patrick Seybold, SCEA spokesman, reiterated this statement, confirming that Sony is still looking whether any personal information or credit card info was taken during the external intrusion.
Sony has yet to answer any inquiries regarding this matter as of press time.
This external intrusion and downtime is the biggest hurdle the PSN has ever seen since its inception in 2006 but I’d wager that would be nothing if personal information and credit card info got stolen or if it’s out in the open. Not being able to play online is one thing, identity theft is another.
We’ll keep you posted as more news develops.