Sony says its PlayStation Network service will be up and running again within a week after its recent security breach. Users will be asked to register new passwords when the service relaunches with an updated security system, following the cyber attack ten days ago.
Sony also claimed there’s still no proof that any of its 77m registered users’ credit card details had been accessed. However, it couldn’t confirm user data hadn’t been compromised.
Patrick Seybold, Sony’s senior director of corporate communications and social media, wrote: “If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.”
“The entire credit card table was encrypted and we have no evidence that credit card data was taken. The personal data table, which is a separate data set, was not encrypted, but was, of course, behind a very sophisticated security system that was breached in a malicious attack.”
The post also reminded users to beware potential postal, email and telephone scams by fraudsters claiming to be from Sony PlayStation and asking PSN users for their credit card details