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Take this one with a huge grain of salt.  Like the article says, they could very well be just be blowing smoke.

[Source Kotaku]

There are 2.2 Million PSN Member’s Credit Card Details up for Sale

According to Kevin Stevens, an online security expert with TrendMicro, "low-level cybercriminals" are currently shopping around lists supposedly containing the credit card details of 2.2 million PlayStation Network members.

While Sony says it has "no evidence credit card numbers were stolen" in the attacks on the PlayStation Network, it has still recommended people make necessary precautions regarding their cards and bank accounts.

Stevens says the details are up for sale on the illegal forums of "carders" (people engaged in credit card fraud), and while he does not link these forums directly, says the sellers are claiming to be in possession of card holder's names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth and, perhaps most importantly, full credit card details, including their CVV2 numbers (those little numbers on the back of the card).

Now, these sellers could be full of shit. Especialy given the unlikelihood of CVV2 numbers being stored anywhere near the PSN. And I could put a listing on craigslist right now selling the moon for $50 and there's nothing stopping me. Given the severity of the situation and the nature of the claims, though, let's hope "full of shit" is all these people are.

Is Sony user database for sale in online bazaar? [MSNBC]

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sony had said that they didnt have full credit card information on their servers, no security codes


from the psblog:

Keep in mind, however that your credit card security code (sometimes called a CVC or CSC number) has not been obtained because we never requested it from anyone who has joined the PlayStation Network or Qriocity, and is therefore not stored anywhere in our system.


Lets stop promoting garbage.

Yea, if they are claiming to have the CSC numbers I'm calling bullshit. Still, I feel like getting a new credit card issued.

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lol what a load of shit



off topic: what's also funny about this whole thing is that after all this done and gone all you guys (being nice there) are going to back to playing victim everytime a random poll goes pro Sony

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Xxain said:


Lets stop promoting garbage.

and ruin all the awesome FUD that's worked so well this past week??? why??

Bah! everyone knows it's 77 Millions!

“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”

- George Orwell, ‘1984’

This is somewhat of a serious issue, especially since im one of those ppl that have there card attached to there PSN account.

posting obvious crap like this especially knowing SONY doesnt ask for that info is just wrong  for ppl who are sweatin thsi

if you have real evidence of threat post that instead

I expect to see quite a lot of this, people pretending to sell PSN details that they don't have

This is definitely not true.

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