Boy is it a bad week for Sony. Arguably worse for their users.
The latest news here is that not only has SOE – or Sony Online Entertainment – been breached as well as PSN and Qriocity, but there has been confirmed theft of no fewer than 12,700 credit card numbers and associated details.
Hit the more link to decide for yourself whether your details are safe from hackers, or if you need to start cancelling accounts.
We do not know at this point, however, what extent of details have been stolen – for example whether security codes are also known to the hackers; but some consolation may be taken from the fact that the data is from 2007 – so if your existing cards all started from 2008 onwards, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
Furthermore, 4,300 of the numbers are apparently Japanese owned – so if you’re not Japanese your theoretical odds just improved.
Stick with us on our timeline of the Sony server attacks for the latest information as and when it happens.