Sony denies that hacked credit card details are for sale

3 May 2011

Playstation ButtonsSecurity researchers last week claimed that there was a list of 2.2 million PlayStation Network users' credit cards, complete with three-digit security codes, for sale on the black market.

Allegedly, the details and data was originally offered to Sony by the hackers wanting to make some cash, but they were ignored. However, Sony are denying the claims.

“To my knowledge there is no truth to this report of a list, or that Sony was offered an opportunity to purchase the list,” said Nick Caplin, the firm’s head of communications in Europe.

Sony, of course, had to confess that hackers had made off with the details of 77 million PlayStation Network users which left everyone worrying that their credit card data had been stolen too. However, Sony noted that this data was encrypted. That said, they concede that 10 million credit cards could be at risk. Presumably, they're not sure which ones.

They're nervously eyeing up "an outdated database from 2007… may have also been obtained" which held around 23,400 European customers’ credit card details or direct debit information.

That all said, as yet, no fraud has been detected.

TOPICS:   Technology   Privacy   Games   Scams

2 comments

  • Dick
    > They’re nervously eyeing up “an outdated database from 2007… may have also been obtained” which held around 23,400 European customers’ credit card details or direct debit information. Most of those credit cards will have expired by now though.
  • Mark
    Only 900 cards in the end, now the media scaremongering has washed off... http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2011/05/04/only-900-cc-numbers-stolen-from-soe-were-active/

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