Sony, the maker of the Playstation 3 yesterday alarmed its gamers by revealing the person who hacked their Playstation Network may have gained access to their gamers credit card details.
The Network, which has been down for nearly a week now was hacked last Wednesday and the hacker is believed to have access to users passwords, names and addresses as well.
Sony warned that the credit card information may now be at risk as well in a blog post.
“While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility,” read the post, which Sony says it will e-mail to all PlayStation Network account holders, as well as users of its Qriocity streaming-media service. “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.”
Sony said they expected the network to be up in some form in the next week but Sony cannot tell a user his or her password if they have forgotten it.