PSN Outage: Your Credit Card Information Could Be On Sale


Posted April 29, 2011 - By Leah Jackson

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According to MSNBC, a group of "cybercriminals" were offering to sell a database of 2.2 million credit card numbers that were taken during the PSN outage throughout the past week. The PSN went down on Wednesday after an unauthorized person got access to the personal data of over 77 million PlayStation Network customers, potentially including their credit card numbers.

An independent security blogger named Brian Krebs took a picture of a forum where a few hackers were discussing the numbers. ""xxx: format is: fname, lnams, address, zipcode, country, phone, email, email password, dob, ccnum, cvv2, exp date," wrote "Sutekh", one of the users on the forums.

That translates to first name, last name, address, zip code, country, phone number, e-mail address, e-mail address password, date of birth, credit card number, credit card security code, and the credit card experation date.

Sutekh also said in another post that 2.2 million credit card nubmers were stolen, including 150,000 German ones and that Sony didn't answer hackers when they were offered to buy the data back.

While interesting, Sony has already commented on the fact that they never had access to the security code on the back of the credit cards in the first place, so how could the hackers have access to 2.2 million of them?

Source: MSNBC

PSN Outage: Your Credit Card Information Could Be On Sale


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