Whatever is going on over at the PSN (Sony PlayStation Network) seems pretty serious.As you may know, the PSN has been down for nearly a week.
Hacked and putted down
The Playstation Network has been down for a week due to an intrusion to their system. This is by far the worst downtime that ps3 users have ever experienced.
Hacked and users’ information being compromised
Since an estimated 77 million people have signed up for the service, the scope of the data leak is huge. This has lead to tons of rumors and speculation. And Sony confirmed Tuesday that hackers have managed to obtain personal information including name, address, password, login,email,telephone and possibly including credit cards(while those data were calimed encrypted by Sony).
Hacked for overall potential cost as being over $24 billion
Forbes cites data-security research firm The Ponemon Institute as estimating the “cost of a data breach involving a malicious or criminal act” was, on average, $318 per compromised account. Given the most recent PSN population estimate, that formula puts the potential cost as being over $24 billion.
Hacked and for sales: 2.2 million customers data with their creditcard
People from PSX-Scene forums are reporting that over 2.2 million customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers and credit card information is up for grabs to the highest bidder, including the crucial three digit CVV2 numbers. According to the forum post, rumors are spreading through underground trading forums and on Twitter that the database is for sale, “a large section of the PSN database containing complete personal details along…are being offer up for sale.”
“Supposedly the hackers selling the DB says it has: fname, lnam, address, zip, country, phone, email, password, dob, ccnum, CVV2, exp date”