Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed 24.6 million accounts have been hacked and 12,700 credit cards numbers have been stolen from their databases. As such the company has shut down their severs. A spokesperson said the following:
Approximately 12,700 non-US credit or debit card numbers and expiration dates (but not credit card security codes), and about 10,700 direct debit records of certain customers in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain.
All we know right now is that this attack is directly related to the attack on the PlayStation Network. SOE also released the following breakdown of what information has been compromised.
The personal information of the approximately 24.6 million SOE accounts that was illegally obtained, to the extent it had been provided to SOE, is as follows:
· e-mail address
· phone number
· login name
· hashed password.
In addition to the information above, the 10,700 direct debit records from accounts in Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Spain, include:
· bank account number
· customer name
· account name
· customer address.
We’re trying to ascertain why this information wasn’t revealed earlier if it was part of the same attack. We expect more information to be revealed in the coming days. Needless to say, this isn’t been Sony’s brightest time ever. More info will follow.