Sony Online Entertainment User Accounts Were Also Hacked

Posted: May 3 2011, 2:05am CDT | by , Updated: May 3 2011, 10:37pm CDT, in News | Gaming


Sony Online Entertainment User Accounts got also Hacked

Sony confirms that SOE accounts have also been stolen as part of the initial Playstation Network hack.

The Sony security breach reached a new level today as Sony confirms that accounts of its Sony Online Entertainment service have also been stolen. Sony just found that out now, but the accounts were compromised during the initial attack on April 16th and April 17th.

Personal information from approximately 24.6 million SOE accounts may have been stolen, as well as certain information from an outdated database from 2007. The information from the outdated database that may have been stolen includes approximately 12,700 non-U.S. credit or debit card numbers and expiration dates (but not credit card security codes), and about 10,700 direct debit records of certain customers in Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Spain.

The personal information of the approximately 24.6 million SOE accounts that was illegally obtained, to the extent it had been provided to SOE, is as follows:
· name
· address
· e-mail address
· birthdate
· gender
· phone number
· login name
· hashed password.

In addition to the information above, the 10,700 direct debit records from accounts in Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Spain, include:
· bank account number
· customer name
· account name
· customer address.

SOE will grant customers 30 days of additional time on their subscriptions, in addition to compensating them one day for each day the system is down. It is also in the process of outlining a "make good" plan for its PlayStation®3 MMOs (DC Universe Online and Free Realms). More information will be released this week.

The SOE service apparently shares infrastructure with the Playstation Network. This is the reason why SOE was also compromised. SOE is also down until further notice.

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