I thought I was safe, not having given my credit card to Sony on the PlayStation Network.
Then Sony Online Entertainment brought down all their servers this morning, purportedly for “an investigation into an intrusion.”
And now it seems there was a reason for it.
That is a small-ish percentage of the players of SOE games such as EverQuest II, and considerably fewer credit card numbers than were obtained through the hacking of the PlayStation Network (last count, 10 million!), but it is still a disturbing reminder of the problems Sony is currently having with network security. And who knows what the final numbers will be.
No word on how to tell if your credit card has been compromised, though SOE Community Manager Amnerys encourages you to call SOE customer service if you have concerns.
Good luck getting through!
You might as well read the alarming security update from SOE.
I guess I picked a bad week to quit WoW.
Addendum: Sony says this was not a second attack, which I guess means they still haven’t figured out how bad the attack nearly two weeks ago really was.
Addendum 2: Per ZAM, SOE is granting customers 30 days of additional time on their subscriptions, in addition to compensating them one day for each day the system is down. No word on how long the system will be down.
(SOE Offline graphic from the Kotaku story.)