Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Apr 2011 22:06 UTC
Games After days and days of the Playstation Network being offline, Sony has announced it has taken the service down indefinitely. The cause is a lot more severe than previously thought: PSN has been systematically attacked, and personal information of all users has been stolen, possibly including credit card data. Sony is asking PSN users to keep close tabs on their credit card account statements. This has turned from a rather amusing slap on the wrist for Sony into a massive and truly epic security fail that could have tremendous consequences for millions and millions of people the world over.
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RE[2]: Mountains out of Molehills
by latreides on Wed 27th Apr 2011 13:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Mountains out of Molehills"
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If they can't guarantee that they should make their system work without it.s.

It does. There is no reason that you HAVE to enter CC information to access the PSN or even to make purchases. You can get preloaded PSN cards at most major department stores and game stores. The rest of the information is unimportant and you can put anything at all in there if you are not using a CC. So their system DOES work without it, quite well in fact.

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