Sony Doesn't Know Yet If Your Credit Card Number Was Stolen

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Sony has not yet determined if the personal information or credit card numbers of users on the still-offline Playstation Network have been stolen, according to a Sony spokesman.


Sony Computer Entertainment is conducting "thorough investigation" into the outage, Satoshi Fukuoka, a spokesman for Sony Computer Entertainment in Tokyo, told PC World.

Sony Computer Entertainment of America spokesman Patrick Seybold reiterated Fukuoka's statement, confirming that Sony is still looking into whether credit card or other personal information were taken during the "external intrusion."

Both declined to provide more information about the intrusion that led the company to take the global Playstation Network down last week. The network remains down as of Monday morning.

In an update this morning, Seybold said there is no update or timeframe for getting the network back up yet.


"As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and we're working to get them back online quickly," he wrote. "We'll keep you updated with information as it becomes available. We once again thank you for your patience."

Seybold said over the weekend that officials were working around the clock to rebuild the network.


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Wow. I just need to say: this issue is because Sony didn't want to "pull a Microsoft" and actually develop and host it's own servers and network. They wanted to give everybody FREE access (which- that's great) so they latched onto some OTHER service and put their name on the cover. Now that very thing that they were bragging about and hyping up as being "Open to All! You can play with PC gamers because... wouldn't that be great!?" is now the dreaded HOLY SHIT moment that MS was purposely avoiding. When people bitch about XBL costing something- it's because MS controls their information and servers with an iron fist. I'm a little concerned about my account being hacked on PSN, but not too much so (I don't think the credit card I have on file is active anymore so... fuck it) but I never ever worry about my XBL account. Just sayin': This is what was warned about when PSN first came online and MS said "Our system is closed, our system is safe."

Lesson: Don't piss off hackers unless you control your shit!