Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd May 2011 22:27 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption "Nikkei.com 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 Nikkei.com, Sony discovered the possible attack on Sunday."
Thread beginning with comment 471593
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
So much for credit cards being the problem
by smitty on Tue 3rd May 2011 04:23 UTC
smitty
Member since:
2005-10-13

They also lost debit card info and back account numbers this time.

Reply Score: 2

Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Except debit card number is totally useless without the PIN code.

Reply Parent Score: 3

daedliusswartz Member since:
2007-05-28

Does that apply to places like MacDonalds that allow Visa transactions under I think it's $100 without a PIN?

Reply Parent Score: 1

smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

Except debit card number is totally useless without the PIN code.

Are you sure they didn't also get the PIN #? Or a bank account # linked to the debit card? Because that was the impression i got.

Reply Parent Score: 2

Ultimatebadass Member since:
2006-01-08

Not entirely. You can you your Visa Electron (which is a debit card) on PSN in the same way you can use a Visa CC (it has that 3 digit security code printed on the back too).

In my bank all you have to do to use one like that is log on to your user panel and change "internet transaction" limit on that card to whatever you like.

Edited 2011-05-03 07:09 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Good thing a 4 digit PIN is so hard to break...

Reply Parent Score: 2