PSN: Credit card details up for sale

The ongoing PSN saga has taken a dramatic turn for the worse with evidence that hackers responsible for the PSN breach last week are attempting to sell users’ credit card details online.

It’s believed that hackers have obtained unencrypted databases including names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, email passwords, date of births, credit card numbers, expiry dates and the all important security codes found on the back of credit cards.

Sony has previously claimed this is not possible as it does not store CVC or CSC numbers on its servers.

Of the 2.2m hacked accounts 150k are apparently from German users, meaning at least some of SCEE’s userbase has been affected.

The New York Times reports that Sony has been offered the chance to to buy back the information for a sum in the region of $100k but has ignored requests. Sony, however, won’t confirm the claims.

”To my knowledge there is no truth to the report that Sony was offered an opportunity to purchase the list,” SCEA PR boss Patrick Seybold told the paper.

The entire credit card table was encrypted and we have no evidence that credit card data was taken.”

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