Sony Online Entertainment confirmed that also received a hacker attack

As if the attack on PSN was not enough, now SOE announced through a press release that they also had been victims of an attack on April 16th and 17th, compromising the information of 24.6 million accounts.

Among the data stolen are approximately 12,700 credit and debit cards numbers from outside the United States and their expiration dates (not the security codes), and about 10,700 direct debit records of certain customers from Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Spain.

SOE has begun a deep investigation of the recent attacks on their systems and as a preventive measure they have stopped all the related services while reviewing and implementing better security structure on their systems. FBI agents also are investigating the case.

Among the data stolen from the 24.6 million SOE accounts are the following fields:

  • name
  • address
  • e-mail address
  • birthdate
  • gender
  • phone number
  • login name
  • hashed password

In addition to the information above, the 10,700 direct debit records from accounts in Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Spain, include:

  • bank account number
  • customer name
  • account name
  • customer address

SOE will reward their customers with 30 days of free subscription plus one day for each day that the system is down.

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