PSN Personal Data Hacked: Your Credit Card Info At Risk


Posted April 26, 2011 - By Leah Jackson

PS3 Security Questions

If you have a credit card attached to your Playstation Network (PSN) account, you could potentially be at a serious risk; we've found out that the unauthorized person who has possibly obtained your personal data also has access to a few security questions that are commonly asked by most banks to confirm your identity. Meaning, it's very possible that your identity may be stolen due to the ongoing Playstation Network issues.

Questions like "What's your mother's maiden name?" or "Where were you born?" are some of the security questions that are required for you to answer to confirm your identity when signing up for or signing in to a bank account, so if the hacker now has access to your credit card number, address, name, e-mail address, and birth date that you have to enter when creating your PSN account, then they could potentailly have access to your security question answers as well.

What this means is that you should absolutely not take this lightly because there's a definite possibility someone may try to steal your identity. If you have attached your credit card to your PSN account then read what Sony has said on what to do next if your account has been compromised and our guide on how to protect yourself from identity theft immediately. 

PSN Personal Data Hacked: Your Credit Card Info At Risk


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