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Hackers trying to sell PSN info

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If you have a PSN account, there's a good chance that hackers who infiltrated Sony's systems in the intrusion this month stole your personal information.


Now there are murmurs on the internet from those who wish to sell the information that they claimed to have come from PSN. Most frightening is that those who claim to have their hands on this information say that they also have credit card data.


Sony assured its PSN users that credit card data was encrypted and did not appear to be stolen, so at this point it's difficult to verify what is the truth.


Trend Micro security expert Kevin Stevens posted on Twitter:


The hackers that hacked PSN are selling off the DB. They reportedly have 2.2 million credits cards with CVVs


Supposedly the hackers selling the DB says it has: fname, lnam, address, zip, country, phone, email, password, dob, ccnum, CVV2, exp date


No, I have not seen the DB so I can not verify that it is true


Like many things on the internet, this could just be just a fake bundle of information. In any case, if you had a PSN account, then you should be high alert for potential identity theft and fraud.


Article from Toms Hardware: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/psn-credit-card-hacking-playstation,news-11019.html

Original Article from NYT: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/hackers-claim-to-have-playstation-users-card-data/


Edit* Borked the main title. Its Hackers trying to SELL PSN info, not SEE PSN info.

Edited by NoGooD

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