A fan has alerted GamerSheep.com that his account had been illegally accessed and $200 was stolen from it.
Wow. This is getting out of hand.
Didn't Sony say that the cc data was encrypted? Idk, but maybe he is the second person to have his cc compromise a week later after the psn intrusion announcement though, who knows. Edit: Nvm, the submitter changed this to rumor status.
Pro tip. Encryption and hashing means nothing when the hackers have the ciphers and algorithms available. Credit card numbers are 16 characters (integers only) long. That's very easy to decrypt. Especially with a botnet.
I'm calling bullshit on 99% of these articles. The only thing that is getting out of hand is the amount of crap that is spewing all across the net regarding this outage. Crap like this article and all other false reports that only serve single purpose: cheap hits. Also, if someone is intelligent enough to hack PSN, wouldn't same person know better than to use credit card in a way that could trace transaction back to them?
Of course it's bullshit. People who are capable of hacking into the PSN network, with CC data being most probably safe, are stealing 200usd from random user? That surely makes sense.
I agree. Everyone needs to take a deep breath and relax. I don't think anything bad has happened to ANYONE yet. I'm guessing, like you, most of these are crap, but on the off chance that something actually does happen to the 1 or 2 out of 70 million, then just call the number on the back of your credit card and ask for the fraud department. Done. My God, people are so easily frightened nowadays.
I doubt the veracity of this claim: 1. The 'fan' who reported the loss is essentially anonymous. No name, no background, no scanned police report, nothing. Very easy to fake. 2. If a hacker had indeed gone to the trouble of compromising an entire network, and gained access to 77 million accounts, you can bet your last dollar he'll be stealing more than just $200. I'm not saying that we should brush off the security breach. I'm saying that there's enough disinformation as it is, don't contribute to the FUD until you're sure. Gamersheep, you might want to ask for more details. Proper journalism needs a healthy dose of cynicism.
cc info was encrypted. Sony has already confirmed that there is no evidence that cc data was taken. Source from Sony's ps blog: http://blog.us.playstation....
what sony said was that there has been no evidence to show that anyone has accessed any member information, including both personal and credit card information then they went on to say that even if they had accessed your info your cc information is encrypted so they wouldnt be able to use it anyways though they do say that this isnt final and they still have some stones to turn over so they advise people to take whatever precautions that they feel they might need the bottom line is that anyone who was able to get into sonys servers knows that they will most likely be leaving a bread crumb trail and also know that accessing peoples personal info on a secure network is very illegal and will get them in some big trouble, you just dont do that; you probably wont get anything from it and the chances of getting caught are pretty high
How do you report a story? I haven't done it since before the site got redesigned.
@Mr_cheese One of our users had a problem. We didn't want anyone else to have any problems so we reported on it.
Fake,sites need to stop trolling for hits
I cancelled my paypal card because it's tied to my PSN and 360 accounts. This is getting crazy so better safe than sorry.
I really like to see the faces of these hackers.
Now all news channels and the Metro newspaper are prompting all PS3 users to cancel their cards. If this doesn't shut up you Sony fanboys, nothing will. I swear, if I have to cancel my credit card because of the already shite PSN service, I will shove my PS3 up Kutaragi's arse.
News agencies love the big story... In the UK both the various consumer associations, and other independent advisories, have stated it is not worth cancelling cards. Sony screwed up massively, but the media are only inflaming things rather than helping.
Such BS. CC fraud And erroneous payments happen all the time. Now when anyone has money taken they'll blame the PSN? Makes no sense. Most people I know have had some sort of unauthorised payments out of an account long before this. It happens.
No this is totally legit - come on guys, if I you had your money stolen wouldn't you go straight to GAMERSHEEP.COM?!?!?!?!!? LOL I think n4g should be hacked and shut down.
How are these stories being approved? Even if his claim is true, there is absolutely no credibility behind any this. This pretty much amounts to a guy coming up to you on the street and saying to you "hey, this dude told me his credit card had been hacked because of this PSN stuff." Why the **** is this an approved story!?
gamersheep mustn't know anything about trolling.
Unlikely. Of the 77 million users details taken, the chances that a couple of them will be subject to boring old regular internet fraud is more likely. That and the card details on SONY's account were encrypted.
I lol'd. What are we up to? Like 5 out of 77 million? I love it how these websites and people *cough*disagrees*cough* are so damn stupid that they don't understand basic probability. Take any group of 77 million, PSN account holders or not, and hundreds, if not thousands of people will have their credit card fraudulently charged. If our CC info was out there, one person having their info stolen wouldn't be newsworthy because it would pop up frequently in comments of just about every gaming site. Also, I gotta love how the website blocks out the guy's name, but the post and the guy's name is right smack in the middle of GamerSheep's Facebook page. Fail. Kind of ironic when we're talking about protecting information.
Another fake story by a troll trying to shit stir
Not true moving on
so anyone who gets de fauded and happens to own a ps3 in the future was hacked.......lol,,,fkin cheap hits and bullshit.So when a guy who owns a 360 gets ripped off can we blame his Live account.
This is obviously a spam... I hate stiupid people that think they gonna get somthing out of a big mess... just shut the f up already (article lol)
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