Yes i am aware of that. but what crime has been commited - theft of what?? the names of 35 mil people, which is considered public anyway - its not illegal to know this information. it could be illegal in the way the hackers have obtained this data.
we have no evidence to suggest the hackers were after credit card details. since no cc data was taken. even if it was, the information of your cc details is encrypted, and its not complete - does this mean even if hackers had our cc details they could use that information, since it is not complete??
there has been no comment from the person or persons responsible to confirm they wanted credit card details. why have they targeted PSN's credit card details?? have they targeted PSN's credit card database??
i'm not convinced this group were after cc details. and i think Sony have known that for the last few days. and i think this is why they took so long to notify customers. i think they want to use the panic induced by the media to legitimise whatever brutal tactics they have in store for hackers in the future.
and i dont think identity fraud can be commited without a legal document like a passport or drivers license. your cc isnt considered a proof of identity.
Name is public. Address, phone number, email, passwords, and other bits are decidedly not considered public. They are, in fact, the definition of private information in many conversations. You are absolutely wrong about the identity bit. The information stolen is more than sufficient to commit identity theft and credit card fraud. I could probably sign-up for a credit card in your name with less actually.
Also, what is with the 35 million number? I haven't read or heard anything to that effect before. Is the claim that there is an average of over 2 accounts per person for the PSN now? Does nobody on the PSP ever use it? That ratio doesn't even come close to making sense to me. Anyone have confirmation of it from a remotely official source?