Things just seem to going downhill for Sony since the past week. If the last week was bad with the PSN network going down, this work has just begun to get worse.

In the line of fire...

In the line of fire…

Amidst all the confusion over unknown reasons disrupting the network, an incident of an alleged hack into Sony’s frontier has come to the fore. Still unaware about the exact turn of events, all that Sony managed to add was that an illegal intrusion did take place. Having said that, the company still isn’t sure of the gravity of the problem.

Apparently, details like the credit card information of the users have been broken into giving the hackers complete access. Although, Sony has been trying to downsize the problem; there is a great deal of ambiguity. A statement released by Sony, which reads like a horror tale for the users states –

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.

Well! If you thought that the easy way out of this mess was an immediate change of password, we’d like to add – “Hey, the PSN network is still down and will remain so for a week more, atleast!”

Source: DVICE

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