With Sony’s PSN outage looking to now be resumed and news of gamers being enticed back onto the network by various incentives, you would think that Sony would, at last, be breathing a little sigh of relief. Unfortunately, this is not the case as Sony’s Online Entertainment, the PC online gaming division has now “gone down.” The service has been taken down due to the result of a possible security breach.
According to T3 this morning, Sony has confirmed that 24.8 million gamers have now possibly had their personal information stolen from its Online Entertainment MMO service, which has had a detrimental effect on credit and debit card information. What will surely now stir up more anger and confusion for Sony gamers, is that reports are suggesting that the security breach actually happened on the 16th and 17th April, which when looking at it, actually took place just before the PSN outage. Sony again will be questioned as to the lack of communication between customers and themselves.
In terms of stolen information, as we mentioned some 24.6 million SOE accounts may be affected along with information from a database dating back to 2007. Although the latter is now reported to be out of date, it includes some 12,700 non-American credit or debit card information as well as some 10,700 customers in countries such as Spain, Germany and so on.
So in light of the PSN outage as well as the disappointment and anger from Sony customers, many of you will now be asking why again, Sony have taken so long to let its gamers know about a breach of security?
What are your thoughts on this? Has it made you think about the way in which you get your gaming fix? Will you be resorting to other methods to get your kick?
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