PSN CC Info Still Safe, No Unauthorized Activity Relating to Sony - News

by VGChartz Staff , posted on 28 April 2011 / 3,402 Views

Representatives from major credit card companies such as American Express, MasterCard and Wells-Fargo have all confirmed that they "haven’t seen unauthorized activity relating to Sony.”

The representatives speaking to Bloomberg, also said that so far, no unauthorized purchases have occurred from the credit card info that was compromised on the latest attack on the PSN which started on April 19.

Keep in mind that while they are saying that no suspicious activities has been monitored now, that doesn’t mean that their won’t be in the next few weeks. Even so, this is certainly good news that Sony desperately needs, especially seeing as they're being targeted with a class-action lawsuit and government regulatory bodies are now looking into the security breach.

I guess that credit card info encryption is working, no?

More on this as it develops.


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SONYisBP (on 29 April 2011)

http://mashable.com/2011/04/29/psn-credit-cards/ my source how reliable i dont know. take it how you want to.


SONYisBP (on 29 April 2011)

Im seeing on other sites that 2.2 million psn credit card numbers went up on the black market. it might be a rumor but the rumor is prob going to be what is true like what happened earlier when it wasnt any damn maintenance to begin with. i would not depend on sony for any answers for another few days at least.


DonFerrari (on 29 April 2011)

@Michael-5: People that were warned better start changing other services passwords.


Michael-5 (on 29 April 2011)

The fact that personal information wasn't encrypted at all is troubling. Our passwords are now known by hackers, and if you use the same password for multiple things, that could still be a nuisance. How long until PSN is back up?


Jboy0990 (on 29 April 2011)

Well at least some good news is starting to come for Sony


theprof00 (on 29 April 2011)

that's a big big WHEW for Sony, I'm sure. crazycrazycrazy


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JimmyDanger (on 28 April 2011)

Wow. An article with a positive slant on the situation and people are getting their pitchforks out again for even reporting it. Do you people realise your making it look even worse by attacking any news article that dares to mention it. While the PSN remains down - there will be articles. It's called "news". Not an attack on Sony. Don't be so paranoid for crying out loud. And I think the "doesn't mean it won't happen" isn't stirring or flamebait or even personal opinion, it's simply a reminder that, y'know, it might be a good idea to contact your bank if you haven't done so yet.


Heavenly_King (on 28 April 2011)

GO SONY!!


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Kamiyama (on 28 April 2011)

They investigated if anyone broke into the encrypted CC's files i guess no one did who ever hacked just wanted to crash/damage the PSN not steal CC's info.


sega4life (on 28 April 2011)

Stolen info like credit cards are not (majority of them) used the day or week of theft. The info can be sold to other people for a small price, and then those people use the information, that can be weeks later. Identity theft can still be their without the use of credit card charges. Give it a few weeks, possibly articles of identity theft, and unwanted charges start to emerge.


APKenna (on 28 April 2011)

VGChartz, please refrain from personal opinions...it doesn't look good, actually from a customer perspective you are just adding more wood to the fire. And sure enough the lawsuit against Sony won't be significant or will be dropped thanks to this...so their asses will be handed to them in a silver platter for butting their nose on a already Pro-Active Sony.


evil_kenshin (on 28 April 2011)

eitherway im glad i'm not going to be affected; i haven't made a purchase on the psn network for years so it only had my old card details not my current one


vr6GOLFr32 (on 28 April 2011)

My girlfriend went ahead and put a fraud alert status on her credit card to be safe. It literally took 2 minutes to do it. My advice. Don't be lazy and go and do it if you're the least bit concerned. Articles from several sites have been sooo deceiving it's ridiculous.


SONYisBP (on 28 April 2011)

/long annoyed sigh


maximus22 (on 28 April 2011)

"Keep in mind that while they are saying that no suspicious activities has been monitored now, that doesn't mean that their won't be in the next few weeks." Nice fear mongering VGC! Gotta keep the hits coming right? lol


Baalzamon (on 28 April 2011)

Hopefully nothing does happen with CC info, and I feel sorry for people if it does, but in all reality, why wouldn't somebody wait for, lets just say, 6 months or a year before they ever touch/sell the card numbers. Think about it, nobody would ever see it as being related to this whole scene.


kevin the wiiite (on 28 April 2011)

This means nothing. Whoever hacked the network didn't do it to harm consumers, and won't unless he fails to meet his objective in attacking them.