PS3 Users Hacked; Credit Card Money Stolen

A fan has alerted that his account had been illegally accessed and $200 was stolen from it.

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Sanii2672d ago

Wow. This is getting out of hand.

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Dante1122672d ago (Edited 2672d ago )

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.

y0haN2672d ago (Edited 2672d ago )

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.

jaosobno2672d ago (Edited 2672d ago )

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?

hay2672d ago (Edited 2672d ago )

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.

darksied2672d ago

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.

velcry2672d ago

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.

Giant_Chibi2672d ago

cc info was encrypted. Sony has already confirmed that there is no evidence that cc data was taken.

Source from Sony's ps blog:

coryok2672d ago

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

TheDeadMetalhead2672d ago

How do you report a story? I haven't done it since before the site got redesigned.

gamersheep2672d ago


One of our users had a problem. We didn't want anyone else to have any problems so we reported on it.

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Call_me_Ishmael2672d ago

Fake,sites need to stop trolling for hits

XRider2672d ago (Edited 2672d ago )

I cancelled my paypal card because it's tied to my PSN and 360 accounts. This is getting crazy so better safe than sorry.

nevin12672d ago

I really like to see the faces of these hackers.

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