We haven’t been talking about it much on GC because it makes us too depressed, but a few days ago, Sony sent an e-mail out to PlayStation Network users saying that hackers broke into their system and stole people’s personal information, including names, addresses, telephone numbers, birthdays, usernames and passwords, and credit card information.
The latest update in this developing story is the straw that’s cutting my credit card in half: per Destructoid, there’s a rumor going around that hackers have come forward saying that they have the information, and that they’re looking to sell it. Personally, I don’t care at this point whether it’s actually true or not; the bottom line is that, if you’re a PSN user, there’s a reasonable chance that your credit card information is being bought and sold by hackers. Better to make the phone call to cancel it/order a new one than to discover at the supermarket that your card’s been maxed out with online donkey porn purchases that you didn’t even make, IMO.
On the plus side, Sony went out of its way to assure everyone that their Trophy collections are still A-OK. Phew.