Thousands of credit card numbers stolen from Sony
Things just keep getting worse and worse for Sony. First their online multiplayer and digital media service, Playstation Network, is hacked. Now it is being reported that the hacker(s) may have made off with 12,700 credit card numbers. The worst part? The hack occured on April 16th, it was not discovered until today(May 2nd).
Of course once Sony found out they shut down all their MMO’s to try and prevent further harm to their security. While the credit card numbers were stolen, the security codes for the cards were not. Also it appears these credit card numbers were stolen from an outdated database.
That’s a little bit of good news for the electronics juggernaut. It is however, very miniscule in comparison to the grand scope of things. Personal info of over 24 million SOE accounts may have been compromised. While the credit card numbers still appear to be safe, other stuff may not be. This whole ordeal could end up costing Sony billions. Not to mention the lawsuit filed against them. Oh yea don’t forget that congress is now bugging Sony, basically asking them “Wtf is goin on over there?”. Even if they do make it through this shitstorm, they are going to have to deal with the loss of trust with their fans and customers. It’s not going to be pretty.
Some people say it was the higher-ups at Sony who are to blame for this mess. Claiming their video game system was not hackable. Regardless, this whole ordeal has shown us how vulnerable our information can be in the digital world. How this impacts future games and online services could be devastating.
-Diafnow the raging asian
P.S. here is a parody video of a PS3 commercial for the lulz