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Credit Card Warning: PlayStation 3 Network (PSN) Down For Maintenance

Sony has now given a credit card warning concerning the PlayStation Network (PSN), which is still down for maintenance. Well we say maintenance, more like a complete rebuild of the system. The update that they have given on the PlayStation Blog does not look good for you and I, as they admit that some of our credit card details could have been acquired.

In the coming days all PSN users should expect to receive an email of the statement that they have provided on their website. If the idea that our credit card details have leaked is not enough, we also have to wait a few more days for the service to be restored in a limited way. Whoever is responsible for this may have now affected the lives of millions.

In one sense you can admire how Sony reacted quickly to this issue and closed PSN so nothing else could happen. However, we have to wonder how anyone could hack into a system like this where we thought that our credit card details were safe? That is not the only information that could have been obtained; also details such as name and address, date-of-birth, email address, as well as your PlayStation Network password details.

We are now being advised to be vigilant when it comes to email scams, which ask for credit card numbers, among other personal details. If you are worried in anyway, then visit the PlayStation Blog, where they have phone numbers of credit bureaus.

Knowing something like this certainly makes you weary about trusting your credit card information online. For years my father refused to even have an iTunes account for fear of something like this — who knew he would be proved right? Let us hope that Sony offer some new content once PSN goes live again.

How concerned are you about this credit card warning?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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