Tuesday's Quote Of The Day: Sony's PlayStation Network, Hacked Wide Open
From the PlayStation Blog (Blog???!!! Not even an email to affected account holders such as myself, Sony? And this after a week’s worth of irregular, vague status updates regarding the network downtime?), with thanks to Ars Technica for the heads-up:
Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. 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.
I’m utterly speechless, aside from the following thought, prompted by both this situation and Amazon’s recent multi-day EC2 downtime:
So how’s that whole cloud computing thing working out for ya, folks?