Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd May 2011 22:27 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption " on Monday reported that an online Sony gaming network has once again fallen victim to a cyberattack. This time, the attack may have exposed the credit card numbers of thousands of Sony customers from around the world. According to the report, over 12,700 customer credit card numbers were stolen during a breach of Sony’s online gaming network, Sony Online Entertainment. According to, Sony discovered the possible attack on Sunday."
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really? no pin needed for transactions under 100? weird. Wonder why they decided on that. Guess they don't think 99 is a lot for people to lose

To be honest, I think it's the other way around: the shops don't think 99 is a lot for themselves to lose. My understanding is that (at least in the UK) shops can in some cases accept PIN-less credit/debit card transactions, but without a PIN the shop is liable if the card turns out to be counterfeit. In cases where a PIN is used, the bank is liable:

Might be different elsewhere of course.

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