Sony has today revealed that the “External Intrusion” their Playstation Network suffered last week has indeed compromised user account details. Sony announced that an “an unauthorised person has obtained the following information” of PlayStation Network/Qriocity account holders.
The list pretty much covers all user data held within a PSN users account, together with sub accounts data and user credit card numbers. Sony warns PSN users, to protect try and protect themselves against possible identity theft or other financial loss, by remaining vigilant to review credit card account statements and to monitor credit reports.
User account information that has been compromised on the Sony PSN:
Name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birth date, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password, login, and handle/PSN online ID. Other profile data may also have been obtained, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip).
If an account holder has authorized a sub-account for a dependent, the same data with respect to that dependent may have been obtained.
If an account holder provided credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, it is possible that the credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may also have been obtained.
Sony has setup an extensive FAQ site to try and answer your questions, but it will do little for those who’s data has been compromised.