Published on May 1st, 2011 | by CodCom
Credit Card Numbers Save – PSN up This Week
The past 2 weeks have been tough on both Sony and the PS3 players. It all started when Sony noticed a security breach on April 17th, which resulted in Sony taking down the PlayStation Network on April 19th to prevent further harm.
One of the questions many people were asking was “Is my credit card information save?”. While some sources reported that 2.2 million credit card numbers may be up for sale. Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media, Patrick Seybold, gave us the good news and said:
The entire credit card table was encrypted and we have no evidence that credit card data was taken. The personal data table, which is a separate data set, was not encrypted, but was, of course, behind a very sophisticated security system that was breached in a malicious attack.
Our credit card numbers being safe isn’t the only “good” news. In Sony’s press release, Patrick Seybold says “Some PlayStation Network and Qriocity services to be available this week” and that the titles requiring online verification and downloaded games are their first priority.
In other words. Your credit card number is save and you’ll be able to play on a saver and more secure PlayStation network within the week. Hang in there!