PlayStation Hackers Might Have Details of 2.2 Million Credit Cards


Some of the 77-million PlayStation users caught up in last week’s massive hack attack have been reporting fraudulent charges on their credit cards, though Sony has not been able to confirm a direct connection with its large-scale security breach. This article in The Guardian says some of the claims “include the equivalent of $1,500 spent in a German grocery store on an American credit card, and dozens of people reporting charges on items such as German airline tickets and Japanese stores.” Kevin Stevens, a security analyst with Trend Micro, said the hackers might have details on 2.2 million credit cards – and the hackers may have offered to sell the database back to Sony, but that the company declined it.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.