Here is an update to the PSN outage. Sony believes that maybe the million subscribers of PSN's username and password are being compromised. This is a sad and scary news indeed.
When you register an account to the Playstation Network, you will have to fill the fields such as Name, Address (including city, state, zip), Country, eMail Address and Birth date. These information should be kept safe and private, right? But it is not safe anymore due to the intrusion made by some external entities. Those people who were able to hack the PSN's network may have your precious information right under their noses.
Sony also believes that your profile data as well as purchase history, including credit information and such, are maybe hacked too. Here is the full statement according to Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media
Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve the current outage of PlayStation Network & Qriocity services. We are currently working to send a similar message to the one below via email to all of our registered account holders regarding a compromise of personal information as a result of an illegal intrusion on our systems. These malicious actions have also had an impact on your ability to enjoy the services provided by PlayStation Network and Qriocity including online gaming and online access to music, movies, sports and TV shows. We have a clear path to have PlayStation Network and Qriocity systems back online, and expect to restore some services within a week.
Valued PlayStation Network/Qriocity Customer:We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have:
Experian: 888-397-3742; www.experian.com; P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013Equifax: 800-525-6285; www.equifax.com; P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241TransUnion: 800-680-7289; www.transunion.com; Fraud Victim Assistance Division, P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6790