The UK financial services industry has moved to calm growing fear among PlayStation gamers that they may be the victim of identity theft following the PlayStation Network security breach.
I do hope that everyone,s details are safe and nothing happens to there bank account. If they have been taken and used hope that they get there money back. Im sure everyone will be using psn cards in the future.
Whatever Sony is doing, we will support them all the way, I can't believe we can't play online because of anonymous butthurt fangirls of gayohot
Nah, as soon as it's back up, I'll plug in an updated credit card. This is the 3rd time at least in as many years that some online service I use has been compromised and I've had to cancel the card I was using the have it re-issued. This is no different than when it happened with NewEgg or Monoprice or Amazon. I'm not going to treat it any differently, and extremist "sky-is-falling" fanatics need to put this into perspective. Good post from someone who works in the security industry: http://forums.sarcasticgame...
a multi billion dollar company pwned by some virgin nerdy basement dwelling hackers wow Sony if the fact that its been offline doesn't, but when we get to credit card details getting lost now it goes beyond a joke, this is straight up unacceptable.
The problem is that in some region the prepaid card is not yet available. I'm glad that I did use the prepaid card for my purchases in PSN.
"There is no need for customers to contact their bank or card company at this stage. However, customers should continue to do what they should normally be doing - checking their statement and keeping a close eye on their account for any unusual activity – if they spot any they should then contact their bank or card company." Well that makes me feel a little better.
It's something people should have done even before this happend. I'm actually kinda glad sony declined my private info back in 2010 and I had to use prepaid cards so my personal info was never compromised. After this incident I'd even question paypal just to verify they won't get hit like this.
Just got off the phone with my mom. She's a loan counsellor. Trust me...we're fine.
I would take that as confirmation that your cc# has been compromised, and call your bank immediately, and have them issue you a new account number and eat the $5 or whatever it is your bank charges for a new cc#.
Seriously...why would anyone own a debit/credit card without getting identity theft insurance? How dumb are people? If my identity is stolen...I'm good. It's been stolen before and he was caught immediately. Edit: Who is disagreeing with everything?
I always use my credit card when buying online (its the only reason I own it), whatever happens, I'm covered.
Edit: Who is disagreeing with everything? Dont worry about it i get them aswell.
don't worry about the disagrees. there are very disturbed people running around and disagreeing with everything that even resembles some form of agreement with sony.
AKA - Losers
i hope that sony recovers from this soon and go after these hackers. they need to be thrown in jail.
From Sony stating that my details along with everyone elses might have been taken...This is not good. Since we can't get on the PSN is there a way of removing all the details? Otherwise will have to call Sony or something this is very worrying :-(
Currently, I dont think so, the website that allows you to edit details is down https://store.playstation.c... But really, I wouldnt worry to much, dont let the internet bombardment put the fear of god into you. Your probably as likely to win the lottery as you are have your details first obtained, but more importantly, used.
only thing you can do just now is contact your bank and cancel your cards. Dont think sony can do anything just yet ? thats what ive done mate better being safe than sorry.
Ppl please go check ur email account bc I just got my memo from Sony about what happen.They give u alot of info too see if anything happen to ur credit card info.
Cancelled my ATM card & changed my e-mail password assosicated with my PSN account just to be on the safe side.
have they also said that you should keep that close eye on your account for...2-3-4 years...(till the cc expire) ? have they said that fear of the credit card numbers is just the smokescreen of ignorance of the real danger?? im angry coz i never put my real cc on any networks i used a prepaid on xbl sometime...and never on psn...im angry coz they got my personal information and u know what? with or without cc numbers u r not in safe..they got all your personal information (that is worst!) and if just they would how much think is hard to open a new one with your idendity?
I had my debit card details on PSN, but recently cancelled my card due to another fraud incident and havent updated the PSN with my new card details, so they would have details to a card that effectively no longer exists. Credit Cards however, need to worry just a bit, as if any transaction is made, even if it's caught, the time it takes the fraud department to confirm it etc...you will probably have to pay the balance and then get it credited back to you on your next statement. In all likelihood though, nothing will happen. Just do what is safe; cancel your cards explaining the situation to your bank, hell, it's on the news so they WILL know about it and understand why you are doing it. Change your passwords NOW, to something compeltely unrelated to your ID, your family, your PSN account etc etc etc.
Well banks are on high alert for activity on users accounts. Family works there. Barclays are also in contact with Sony regarding credit/debit card details. So, I'm sure if anyone tries something fraudulent on your accounts, you'll be informed immediately, so you can correct it. But I do hope everyone's stuff is safe.
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