PSN Outage & Credit Card Uncertainty Is PS3’s Downfall

We have been regularly reporting on the situation with the Sony PSN and its lack of connection and trying to keep you as up to date as possible. Some of the things we have told you about so far including how they are having to completely re-build the infrastructure because of the external intrusion and also how there is still no ETA of when it will be back up.

The fact that Sony has been pretty cagey about what has happened and what they plan to do going forward has left quite a few people wondering about the finer details. Over at Redmond Pie their author Oliver Haslam brings up a great point that we too had been thinking about. We know that it’s been hit by an external intrusion but are our credit card details safe? This important unanswered question around the PSN outage and credit card uncertainty is the PS3’s downfall.

It’s great that you don’t have to pay for the service of the PSN and is a unique selling point that rival’s Microsoft’s Xbox 360 but for all you Call of Duty players out there who paid for map packs and other games where there are in –game purchases, your details could be at risk. Whilst this isn’t necessarily Sony’s fault the fact that they aren’t being entirely transparent about things is a slight cause for concern.

With all that in mind, a gaming website (Kotaku) is reporting that Sony simply doesn’t know if all of our credit card details were stolen. To be honest we still don’t know who infiltrated their system or what their purpose was. Fingers crossed that more details come out but it may be worth keeping an eye on bank statements for the time being for any unusual activity.

What do you think about this situation? Who do you think hacked Sony’s network? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

  • john semple

    omg just hurry up and bring bk psn,