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Old 27th April 2011, 03:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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They should not store CC detail at all IMHO.
Once a sale is done. Thats it.

They got caught with their pants down and 77mil people are unhappy.

The fall out for them could be really bad.
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Old 27th April 2011, 04:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think this should be sticked, maybe even linked on the front page.
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Old 27th April 2011, 05:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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People are running scared to say the least.

PlayStation hacking scandal: police chief says contact your bank now

Read more: PlayStation Hacking: Credit Cards May Need Cancelling: NSW Police

This message indicates the amount of information the hacker has gained could lead to identity theft.

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77 million customers that an "illegal and unauthorised person" gained access to their names, addresses, email address, birthdates, usernames, passwords, logins, security questions and more.
He encourages everyone effected to close their credit cards now.
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Old 27th April 2011, 05:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Already cancelled my credit card. Just waiting now to join the class action suit

Seven days before notifying us that hackers had all our data is borderline criminal IMHO.
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Old 27th April 2011, 06:11 PM   #15 (permalink)
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There is no need to cancel your creditcard, most creditcards are protected against fraud.
ALL purchases made on your card can be cancelled by contacting your creditcard company.

Zero Liability Credit Cards | MasterCard® Australia
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Old 27th April 2011, 06:19 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Just cancelled my card to be on the safe side. The girl at the bank said they've had tons of calls about this today.

Hope they catch these hacking flogs.
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Old 27th April 2011, 06:33 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Thankfully I haven't bought anything from the PS store in a long while and the card details they have are for an old one that has now expired but I'm still F£$%^g fuming at the breach. I doubt I will ever use the store again after this.

The first thing people need to be doing is making sure their PSN password doesn't match the password used to access the email account, if it does then get it changed with your email provider ASAP.
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Old 27th April 2011, 06:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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More here
Sony admits utter PSN failure: your personal data has been stolen

I'll be making a TOG wide announcement.
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Old 27th April 2011, 07:17 PM   #19 (permalink)
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There is no need to cancel your creditcard, most creditcards are protected against fraud.
ALL purchases made on your card can be cancelled by contacting your creditcard company.

Zero Liability Credit Cards | MasterCard® Australia
I only use a card with a $500 limit just in case something like this happens.

Canceling it and getting another is not so big a deal for me at least. I would be very nervous if I had a high limit card attached to my PSN though.
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Old 27th April 2011, 08:53 PM   #20 (permalink)
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"We are sending out e-mails directly to these users to their e-mail address registered on the PS Network accounts."

Really? This is the first I hear of it...

This kind of thing is why I never use my actual credit card online. I always use a temporary VISA number created through my internet bank, with a limit set by me each time. I don't know if this service is available everywhere, but it's a great service and I would encourage anyone to make use of it if you can. It's pretty much 100% protection, since no one can ever take more money from your e-card than what you've allowed them to (the only downside is if you make regular purchases, you'll have to enter new card details every time, but I actually prefer it that way).

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