Remember how Sony said there’s no evidence that credit card numbers were stolen during the recent mother of all digital PSN break-ins? Well, they probably weren’t. Then. See, Sony just had its servers burglarized again, only it was Sony Online Entertainment this time around. And the interlopers made off with some 12700 non-US credit card numbers and expiry dates… from 2007 and about 10,700 direct debit records for subscribers in Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Spain.
Look at the bright side, this at least answers any Sony data retention policy questions you may have had. To be fair, if the numbers are indeed as old as Sony claims the only thing that’s really worth worrying about is the likelihood that the hackers will eventually hit pay dirt, not to mention that they seem to be not one, but several steps ahead Sony despite the outside security firms Sony has reportedly contracted.