Ready for more news on the ongoing shutdown for the PlayStation Network? After telling gamers that credit card information might have been compromised yesterday, Sony’s come out in an official PlayStation Blog statement admitting that it believes personal information has in fact been stolen from the PSN.
Here’s the money shot:
Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained.
Additionally, Sony says that stolen credit card information and related passwords may also be at risk. Sony asks all PSN users to keep a watchful eye for any unusual activity on their credit cards. It’s a scary time to be a PlayStation gamer, that’s for sure.
PlayStation Network will continue to stay down indefinitely until Sony’s investigation is complete, PSN is adequately re-secured. Sony is shooting to have it back up within a week. We’re just wondering who was smart enough to break through Sony’s security. We can’t wait for that to be revealed.