As we reach day seven of the outage for PlayStation Network users, Sony informed members that not only is the network is now shut down INDEFINITELY, but their personal/billing information may have been obtained during the breach as well.
So what does this mean the hackers had access to? Pretty much anything and everything. According to Sony this means your name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID.
That all seems relatively normal information a hacker may gather, but then there was the twist. Sony stated the following in addition to all of that information:
That’s not good. Not only for the users but also for Sony as this could lead to some major legal issues as Sony has over 69 million registered user accounts as of January, 2011.
“Largest-ever breach of its type.” – Alan Paller, research director of the SANS Institute
Or be one of MILLIONS to tell this kind of story (courtesy KTLA.com):
BOO. FAIL. EPIC FAIL.
77 million, FAIL, Hackers, PSN