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PlayStation Network hacked card codes, new claims

The problems facing many PS3 owners continue to drag on as the service remains down. Recently we have had concerns of identity theft after it was revealed personal data was stolen during the downtime. Today we have some worrying news of PlayStation Network hacked card codes, with new claims that information is being offered for sale.

Steven Musil over at Cnet is reporting that some hackers are said to be trying to sell the credit card information stolen on underground internet forums. The claims cannot be confirmed and are only rumors, but the news will be worrying for millions of PSN users.

We have already reported that some security experts are advising users to cancel their credit cards after the data theft. Sony warned users earlier in the week that personal information had been compromised during the PSN hack.

A security expert with TrendMicro, Kevin Stevens, claims to have seen talk on online forums where hackers were trying to sell credit card information for 2.2 million PSN users. Also internet security blogger Brian Krebs has posted screenshots of the discussions.

There are now reports surfacing of some users claiming of fraudulent charges to their credit cards. One user had seen his card used to buy $1,500 of goods in Germany. A reader of gaming site VGN365 said his bank contacted him about a $300 debit card transaction.

Are you going to cancel your cards following this news?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems


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