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Major US Banks on PSN Hack: No Mass Breach of Credit Information

There has been a lot of worry amongst PlayStation Network users when Sony recently said every PSN account was under the danger of being compromised. Now, however, major American banks have stated that they have no knowledge of a mass breach of credit information.

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Lord_Doggington1916d ago TrollingShowReplies(2)
SpaceSquirrel1916d ago

It's a relief that the big banks have finally said something. There's been too many small banks saying the same thing.

MAiKU1916d ago (Edited 1916d ago )

Those claims about a bunch of gamers getting their money stolen is either a coincidence or a bunch of jump happy liars.

I should probably call my bank and see if they have anything on the matter as well.

eggbert1916d ago

Actually It's because people don't usually check their statements on their cards.

They were probably having statement issues for a bit, and just bothered to check because of recent events. In this scenario, it would seem like the PSN debacle is to blame when it was something else.

Besides, there have only been like 2 reported claims of people losing money, and both of those were just anonymous e-mails with no follow-through to see if the story was legit. I'm not saying that NO ONE was compromised because of Sony's poor defenses, but I will say that online forums are filled with people who are saying things like "I just checked my credit card statements, and apparently I just bought a new boat".

More than likely, the vast majority of these stories aren't true. But your not going to stop idiots from being idiots.

xAlmostPro1916d ago

Mines fine, infact i don't even think the chances are high enough that my details get used lol..

Not only people missing the point that out of 77mil accounts not everyone is active.. and then out of the active ones not everyone had details stored.. and some only have things like address and no card details(which are encrypted anyway). So a hacker/the hacker(s)would have to go through everyone of them to find some with card details then try break the encryption. Not likely.

As for identity fraud well, the only lead to the hackers has been a group of turksih muslims(chat logs leaked).. therefore i doubt they can use my home address when im in the UK lol. Also i never use my middle name on sites etc only formal things.

skynidas1916d ago

I'll keep checking my bank statement just in case...

MAiKU1916d ago

You should also get your cards changed. Even if it was just a possibility the safest route is the best.

skynidas1916d ago

Yeah, I was considering changing my cards. But i'll wait until the PSN comes back and more info comes out to make my decision

BISHOP-BRASIL1916d ago

I guess this whole situation is the first time I'm actuallly happy that PSN wouldn't ever accept my brazillian CC (it's international, but brazillian's PSN don't have a Store and obviously my adress postal code in other regional accounts were different from my billing adress postal code, so no deal).

Once I almost got me a second card outside just to use on PSN, ended up not doing it because I really don't like the idea of having too much credit, I prefer to only spent what I actually have.

PSN cards came out and I never looked back on the matter... Guess I was luck, not that I actually think my CC info would had been stolen, but I would be changing CC now just for sure... Not having to deal with it while all my friends overreact is quite enjoyable. LOL

Apone1916d ago

Yep. Changed mine, just to be sure. Makes me sleep a little better at night. ;) Feels like a clean slate...

jrisner1916d ago

really? I think I read this yesterday about 50 times.

MrBeatdown1916d ago (Edited 1916d ago )

Early by what standard? Seems to me that this would be late in the game.

Anyone stealing CC info and passwords had to know that once this news got out there, people would change their passwords and cancel/monitor their credit card statements. Certainly everyone won't do that, but the large portion of people will. That information, if it's out there, becomes less and less valuable as time goes on. Take out the passwords and CC info, and a lot of the info isn't all that useful for anything besides spam and phishing.

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