The massive hack attack that hit Sony's PlayStation Network has a bunch of gamers freaking out. For good reason! The latest scuttlebutt is that hackers are trying to sell a database of 2.2 million PlayStation owners' credit cards on underground forums.
The Times reports that chatter on hacking forums suggests that whoever was responsible for hacking the PlayStation Network and exposing 77 million users' account information is trying to sell a database of 2.2 million credit card numbers for $100,000. Security researcher Kevin Stevens wrote on twitter that the database has "address, zip, country, phone, email, password, dob, ccnum, [security code], exp date." That's basically all a hacker would need to go on a spending spree under someone else's name.
But there's a lot of conflicting information out there, and hackers are constantly making stuff up. Sony has said that the credit cards were all encrypted and there was "no evidence" that the database was stolen. Who knows what's going on! At least PlayStation owners have a sweet gaming machine to dull the terror.
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