Sony’s Darkest Day

  • PS Network hacked
  • Personal info stolen
  • No word on when it will be up and running again

By Mike Wheeler

Sony CE has admitted that its PlayStation Network (PSN) has been hacked and that millions of their customer’s details have been compromised.

The site has been down since April 20, with Sony trying to figure out how much damage has been done and what parts of the website has been compromised. In a statement released on its blog yesterday, the company states that:

 “…we believe that an unauthorised 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.”

More worryingly, the company has also stated that: “While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility.”

The company is warning its 77 million PSN account holders to be wary of email/SMS scams that may ask you to confirm personal information, and to monitor your credit card reports.

The PSN is Sony’s online hub whereby you can download movies, music, games, downloadable add-ons to games, as well as a conduit to third party services that help stream content.

Sony has yet to confirm how long the network will be down.