The PSN hackers have also possibly made an attack on Sony Online Entertainment, a PC Games network. Like PSN, the details include names, addresses, birth dates, and contact details for each person that put them in.
The number of compromised accounts exceeds 25 million, but like PSN it’s a certainty a lot of these are junk, duplicate, or unused accounts. However, this took place before the PSN attack on the 17th, this attack taking place on the 16th. It is unknown if the compromised data will be used illegally, but we all know that if a hacker gets a credit card number, his mission is accomplished and he has your money in his pocket.
This is a massive one-two punch to Sony’s reputation. The blame lies with them and they’re going to have to do a lot of redemption to make things right along with serving a few weeks in Hell. SOE uses microtransactions and sells virtual goods.
I believe that the credit card companies also deserve a massive amount of blame for their own stupidity. We all know that a bank card is useless if you try to use it without the PIN, and multiple failed attempts will result in the ATM swallowing it. If someone gets your credit card, then you’re boned.
Once this fiasco is resolved, we’re going to need an international police force dedicated to fighting credit card fraud with no limits on jurisdiction. Use a stolen card, your only choice of hiding will be Bouvet Island.