Okay, This has just taken a step into the worsed. The original shut down of the PSN network caused by and external intrusion(Someone hacked in) Has just gotten even worse. Sony are now confirming that Personal data was obtained in this attack.
Sony have had PSN down for just about 1 week now, Its extremely bad news for Sony. If all the information they have on there million’s of users was obtained, Then this is extremely bad press for them.
[EXPAND Sony Press release]Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided:name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.
For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information. Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, asking for your credit card number, social security number or other personally identifiable information. If you are asked for this information, you can be confident Sony is not the entity asking. When the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services are fully restored, we strongly recommend that you log on and change your password. Additionally, if you use your PlayStation Network or Qriocity user name or password for other unrelated services or accounts, we strongly recommend that you change them, as well.[/EXPAND]