Sony warns of PlayStation Store account breach

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 19:28 GMT


Sony has issued a statement warning of “unauthorized access to personal information on the PlayStation Store through PCs, a content download service of the PlayStation Network.”

The firm says that is it possible that a small amount of users may have had their passwords changed. However, any chance of your credit card information being leaked is “very unlikely”.

Sony’s working round the clock to rectify the problem, apparently. Read the full statement after the link.

By Mike Bowden

Notice to PLAYSTATION®Network Users

We have found out that there has been a possibility of unauthorized access to personal information on the PLAYSTATION®Store through PCs, a content download service of the PLAYSTATION®Network. Although unlikely, it is possible that the passwords of a small percentage of PLAYSTATION®Network users may have been changed through unauthorized access, making it possible to view users’ personal information and/or use the Wallet for the PLAYSTATION®Store. PLAYSTATION Network accounts do not display entire credit card numbers, so any unauthorized access to your PLAYSTATION Network account is very unlikely to compromise your credit card number.

We have taken immediate measures to rectify this issue and system security is restored.

We have investigated the extent of unauthorized access and possible alteration of passwords that could have occurred before corrective measures were taken, and are directly contacting customers who may have been affected by this incident. In order to verify that your account is intact, we strongly suggest that PLAYSTATION®Network users sign in to the service. If you can successfully sign in with your pre-set password, your account is not affected by this incident.

For more information, please contact Customer Service.

Remember; do not disclose your log-in or password details on any email communications.

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