Sony má obrovský problém, hack PSN se možná týká i čísel platebních karet

Sony PlayStation Network a Qriocity služba byla hacknuta. Potvrzuje to aktuální informace od Sony. Hack vedl k získání informací z PSN/Qriocity, osobních údajů a pravděpodobně i kompletních údajů o platebních kartách, které uživatelé používají v těchto službách

Update on PlayStation Network and Qriocity (text viz též níže) potvrzuje hacknutí (vnější zásah) do PSN/Qriocity – pro uživatele přináší hodně nepříjemnou zprávu – hackerům se nejspíš podařilo získat přístup nejenom k informací o hráčích, ale také jejich osobním informacím a číslům a možná i detailům platebních karet.

Sony trvalo skoro týden, než uživatelé tuto informaci dostali – poněkud problematické načasování, protože za tu dobu řada z nich mohla být hackery poškozena. V případě PSN/Qriocity jde navíc o desítky milionů lidí z celého světa (70 milionů hráčů).

Valued PlayStation Network/Qriocity Customer:
We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have:

  1. Temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services;
  2. Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full and complete investigation into what happened; and
  3. Quickly taken steps to enhance security and strengthen our network infrastructure by re-building our system to provide you with greater protection of your personal information.

We greatly appreciate your patience, understanding and goodwill as we do whatever it takes to resolve these issues as quickly and efficiently as practicable.

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. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.

For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information. Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, asking for your credit card number, social security number or other personally identifiable information. If you are asked for this information, you can be confident Sony is not the entity asking. When the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services are fully restored, we strongly recommend that you log on and change your password. Additionally, if you use your PlayStation Network or Qriocity user name or password for other unrelated services or accounts, we strongly recommend that you change them, as well.

To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, we encourage you to remain vigilant, to review your account statements and to monitor your credit reports. We are providing the following information for those who wish to consider it:

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