Hackers Offer PSN Credit Cards For Sale

 Pages PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 NEXT
 

Unless I'm mistaken, which I don't think I am, the most anyone can do with an IP address is find your ISP and a vague location of where you are. Mine shows a 20 mile radius of where I'm at.

If they happen to work at an ISP, that's a different story.

Raesvelg:

Kalezian:

Wow, Sony goes and claims that the info isnt usable, then are proven wrong... again.

Proven... by whom?

Here, let me give you an example.

* I HAVE STOLEN THE ACCOUNT INFO AND CC INFO OF EVERY AMAZON.COM CUSTOMER! IT WAS SO EASY! I WILL SELL THIS INFO TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER! *

By your standards, I have now "proven" that I got into Amazon's system and stole all their CC info.

and yet you seem to of forgotten the whole shit-storm Sony created when they themselves announced that all of the user info on the PSN was, in fact, stolen.

I love how most people have selective memory when it comes back to this masterpiece of destruction.

Well, I asked for proof earlier.
Now Sony's gonna have a real shitstorm on their hands.
And their customer trust is gonna die. really. really. fast.
at least in their gaming branch

teisjm:
I can understand that they ain't gonna fork cash over to buy it back, i mean, they have no sort of guarantee that the hackers who stole the info in the first place doesn't just have a copy of it, so buying it back would most likely be useless.

This should really, REALLY make companys stop storing your credit card info unless really needed, and preferably store it offline if possible.

I don't think i've ever used my credit carn on PSN, and i know for sure it won't ever happen, they can go fuck themselves, and learn to deal with confident information in hope of winning their costumers trust back.

Or at least take a leaf from Microsofts book. Xbox live got hit by hckers once but the hackers didn;t get far in before the secondary precautions kicked em out again. Online sevices need to be properly stress checked for hack attacks before they're activated...especially ones that are storing ID details like debit cards.

Embz:

Misho-:
Are debit cards at risk? I mean it's a silly question but I used a Debit Card, not a Credit card to purchase stuff. Well at any rate this made me feel real bad... I feel nausea now.

I believe so, if you used a debit card any money you loose through fraud may not be covered by insurance so contact your bank asap!

That's not necessarily true. I got $500 stolen from my bank account a few years ago from using my debit card at my university cafeteria ( I ONLY pay cash now fyi ;o) and the bank completely reimbursed it and also froze my account until I went in and got my account number changed and everything.

Granted I'm Canadian so it might be different here.

OT: This is pretty serious stuff, and even if its not completely true I'd be wary to make sure your information is secure.

They're hacking PSN accounts. They're snatchin' your info up. And tryin' to use it so ya'll need to cancel cards, cut your loss, cancel cards, cut your loss, cancel cards, cut your loss. And call your banks, cuz they're chargin' everything in your name.

ZeZZZZevy:
Well, I asked for proof earlier.
Now Sony's gonna have a real shitstorm on their hands.
And their customer trust is gonna die. really. really. fast.
at least in their gaming branch

Its already dying. There is another article here that details it http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/109646-One-Fifth-of-PS3-Owners-Are-Eyeing-the-Exit

As I said in all previous threads concerning this, I still think this is bogus. Time will tell, but I have serious doubts this is a genuine alarm.

AnythingOutstanding:

Matthew Lynch:

The_Fezz:
Well, here's an idea, CANCEL YOUR CARD!

Also there is a possibility this is false.

No offence intended, 'The_Fezz'...but are you willing to risk the chance that it isn't false?

Well, better safe than sorry.

But I do agree, it does reek of someone who is just trying to make a quick buck off this.

Scammers scamming scammers, essentially.

Indeed...the only problem is guessing which are the fakes and which aren't.

Celtic_Kerr:

Akihiko:

farmerboy219:
hmmm...can you get a new card from your bank with different numbers and stuff without opening a new account

Just phone them up and ask them to cancel your card because you think someone might have access to your card details. They'll cancel it on the system and send you a new one.

kajinking:

Best way to avoid having someone steal your stuff is to have no stuff to steal!

OT: Can anyone confirm these reports? If they can then things just got a lot more serious. This whole mess has made me very concerned about my card security (Don't use PSN but Xbox live has my info). Anyone else here plan on using prepaid store cards a lot more in the future?

Either that or just completely removing my card off the system as soon as I use it. Was trying to remove the card on my xbox live account, but it's tied to my subscription, and so I need to phone them up to cancel the subscription so I can remove the card. -.-

I find it interesting how this fallout is also un-nerving and hitting XBOX users hard.

Not trusting SONY is one thing, but here and there, you see people losing trust in microsoft as well, just incase this happens again.

About 2-3 weeks ago I was very tempted to put my CC number on the PSN... Glad I didn't

I dont think that people are losing trust with microsoft, they are losing trust with the internet security overall, they are just removing the info that they thought that was safe off the internet.

Matthew Lynch:

ZeZZZZevy:
Well, I asked for proof earlier.
Now Sony's gonna have a real shitstorm on their hands.
And their customer trust is gonna die. really. really. fast.
at least in their gaming branch

Its already dying. There is another article here that details it http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/109646-One-Fifth-of-PS3-Owners-Are-Eyeing-the-Exit

well yea, I meant that it's gonna go up to a much higher percentage now, because up until this point there was still some doubt as to how much data was actually taken, and whether credit cards were compromised or not.

To be honest, I'm not willing to risk it, I cancelled my card but I'm still quite nervous; it's just my blind optimism setting in.

I know I'm contradicting my earlier post here, but my immediate reaction is to find the positives.

Well, I changed all my passwords already and am stopping by the bank today to get a new debit card issued, so not really worried. I was already going to replace the card, I just had to wait until today since the rest of the week, the bank closes the same time I'm leaving the office.

Bags159:
The story on Kotaku made it sound like there's no actual proof that they actually have enough of your CC's info to do this. Has solid evidence come to light since then or is this more sensational reporting?

Sensational rumors.

ZeZZZZevy:

Matthew Lynch:

ZeZZZZevy:
Well, I asked for proof earlier.
Now Sony's gonna have a real shitstorm on their hands.
And their customer trust is gonna die. really. really. fast.
at least in their gaming branch

Its already dying. There is another article here that details it http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/109646-One-Fifth-of-PS3-Owners-Are-Eyeing-the-Exit

well yea, I meant that it's gonna go up to a much higher percentage now, because up until this point there was still some doubt as to how much data was actually taken, and whether credit cards were compromised or not.

I won;t be surprised if this bankrupts Sony...or at least comes close to doing so. It;ll definatrly force them to take a good, hard look at their security countermeasures in all their products with internet connectivity.

so why didn't everyone who might have had their credit information stolen change the fucking thing?
i mean it's not like this didn't get tons of publicity

Matthew Lynch:

ZeZZZZevy:
Well, I asked for proof earlier.
Now Sony's gonna have a real shitstorm on their hands.
And their customer trust is gonna die. really. really. fast.
at least in their gaming branch

Its already dying. There is another article here that details it http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/109646-One-Fifth-of-PS3-Owners-Are-Eyeing-the-Exit

yeah, I do believe that article is utter bullshit. the statistics used in it is ridiculous in my opinion. a lot of people could leave the ps3 after this though.

Maybe sony should have given us the OPTION of storing our data instead of just doing it.

Now im more glad than ever i used the prepaid cards.

Oh, son of a...I was about to crash for the day too. Off to the bank.

I'm in the UK, all the banks are shut for the next four days because we have the Royal wedding followed by the weekend and a May Day bank holiday! T_T Four days before I can realistically get a new card issued! I'm so screwed... I can cancel the old one, but not get a new one until the post starts up again after the bank holidays... This could *not* have happened at a worse time... (Except if it had happened at xmas I guess...)

Shadie777:

Matthew Lynch:

ZeZZZZevy:
Well, I asked for proof earlier.
Now Sony's gonna have a real shitstorm on their hands.
And their customer trust is gonna die. really. really. fast.
at least in their gaming branch

Its already dying. There is another article here that details it http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/109646-One-Fifth-of-PS3-Owners-Are-Eyeing-the-Exit

yeah, I do believe that article is utter bullshit. the statistics used in it is ridiculous i my opinion.

That article was probably only a rough estimate of Sony's losses from this...but whatever the losses that happen...they'll definately dent Sony.

lotr rocks 0:

Embz:

Misho-:
Are debit cards at risk? I mean it's a silly question but I used a Debit Card, not a Credit card to purchase stuff. Well at any rate this made me feel real bad... I feel nausea now.

I believe so, if you used a debit card any money you loose through fraud may not be covered by insurance so contact your bank asap!

That's not necessarily true. I got $500 stolen from my bank account a few years ago from using my debit card at my university cafeteria ( I ONLY pay cash now fyi ;o) and the bank completely reimbursed it and also froze my account until I went in and got my account number changed and everything.

Granted I'm Canadian so it might be different here.

OT: This is pretty serious stuff, and even if its not completely true I'd be wary to make sure your information is secure.

I did say MAY not be covered lol

Kalezian:

I love how most people have selective memory when it comes back to this masterpiece of destruction.

And I love how many people are willing to believe just about anything that they read on the internet.

Sony has said that there was no evidence of intrusion into the CC database, that said database was encrypted, and that no CVV information was stored within.

Somebody claiming to have the requisite info and offering to sell it does not necessarily mean that they do, in fact, have that info. It means that they're looking to get some money out of someone. In short, it is not proof.

Fake or not I hope they enjoy the very big lawsuits coming their way.

MeleeMittens123:
And... it begins.

Sony is getting it bad now. For all those PSN users, block your cards now.

This is becoming ONE mighty shitstorm.

So its now confirmed they were able to get into sony's encrypted data as well and access card data? ouch Sony fucked up big time.

spartandude:
So its now confirmed they were able to get into sony's encrypted data as well and access card data? ouch Sony fucked up big time.

Thats probably an understatement.

Fuck... Sorry to the people affected :/

I was on the PSN but I should be good, if they're only after profit from stuff like this, I never put in any credit card details and always used pre-paid cards. So I'm good... Right? I hope :/

I just want them to catch these motherfuckers and hit them with everything the law throws at them.

spartandude:
So its now confirmed they were able to get into sony's encrypted data as well and access card data? ouch Sony fucked up big time.

No it's not confirmed, it's probably some kids pretending their cool by claiming they were the hacker and selling card details.

The person who did legitmately did it, must be quite clever to hack into Sonys database, then even more clever if he did somehow managed to decrypt card details. He would not be stupid enough to then start selling personal details.

Trogdor1138:
Fuck... Sorry to the people affected :/

I was on the PSN but I should be good, if they're only after profit from stuff like this, I never put in any credit card details and always used pre-paid cards. So I'm good... Right? I hope :/

I just want them to catch these motherfuckers and hit them with everything the law throws at them.

Including a very big sledgehammer to the ****. My little step brother has a PSP connected to the PSN...

quite simple, if my money gets touched i'll sue Sony for every penny that gets taken out of my account that i am not accountable for.

Fuck. You. Hackers.

As for GeoHotz, I actually respect him a lot more. He advised the hackers to NOT sell the information and don't be dicks. He was honest.

This is just another case of cyber crime, the fact that it was Sony has nothing to do with the homebrew community. These were nothing more than criminals after identities. From anywhere. It wasn't just Sony attacked, other companies were attacked and had certain info breached. Various networks were taken down, not just Sony.

People, stop blaming Sony now. It was not something they could see coming. Now that it's confirmed that it was cyber criminals, not just butt-hurt homebrew hackers, shit just got real. It could happen to ANYONE.

Sony really needs to beef up their security, make PSN extremely impenetrable and soldier on.

And SONY is about to throw down with more lawyers than they knew existed.

This beautiful clusterfuck of a shitstorm is going to get someone screwed.

New FAQ on EU PlayStation blog, FYI.

Yesterday, we addressed a number of your questions< relating to the malicious intrusion into our network. You can find that FAQ here. As we get closer to restoration of service, here are more answers to your questions, many of which are more gaming related:

Q: Will our download history/friends list/settings be affected by the PSN downtime?
A: No, they will not.

Q: Will trophies that were earned in single-player offline games during the outage be intact when the service resumes?
A: These trophies are intact and will be re-synched when the network is once again operational.

Q: Will my PS+ cloud saves be retrievable?
A: Yes, once PSN is restored.

Q: What if we have a subscription to PS3 MMOs DC Universe Online or Free Realms? Will we get compensation for that?
A: From Sony Online Entertainment: "We apologize for any inconvenience players may have experienced as a result of the recent service interruption. As a global leader in online gaming, SOE is committed to delivering stable and entertaining games for players of all ages. To thank players for their patience, we will be hosting special events across our game portfolio. We are also working on a "make good" plan for players of the PS3 versions of DC Universe Online and Free Realms. Details will be available soon on the individual game websites and forums."

Q: Will there be a goodwill gesture for the time we haven't been able to utilize PSN/Qriocity?
A: We are currently evaluating ways to show appreciation for your extraordinary patience as we work to get these services back online.

Thank you for your continued feedback.

 Pages PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 NEXT

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Register for a free account here