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Sony admits utter PSN failure: Personal data stolen

Sony has finally come clean about the “external intrusion” that has caused the company to take down the PlayStation Network service, and the news is almost as bad as it can possibly get. The hackers have all your personal information, although Sony is still unsure about whether your credit card data is safe. Everything else on file when it comes to your account is in the hands of the hackers.

In other words, Sony’s security has failed in a spectacular fashion, and we’re just now finding out about it. In both practical and PR terms, this is a worst-case scenario.

What did they get?

Here is the data that Sony is sure has been compromised if you have a PlayStation Network Account:

  • Your name
  • Your address (city, state, and zip)
  • Country
  • E-mail address
  • Birthday
  • PSN password and login name

How long until a class action lawsuit, I wonder?

Judge in Sony vs. Geohot orders YouTube and others to give up users’ personal info — Engadget

Remember when Sony sued Geohot and demanded that YouTube hand over the user info of all the folks who posted comments to Geohot’s PS3 jailbreak video? Well, score a victory for SCEA, as the judge overseeing the case’s jurisdictional discovery process has ruled that Sony can get what it wanted — information from: Bluehost (who hosts Geohot’s website) regarding who downloaded the jailbreak, Twitter regarding any tweets made by Hotz, Google Blogspot regarding comments made on his blog, and the aforementioned YouTube user data.

There goes Sony once again, buttering up the slippery slope of wielding technology against their users. This ends well for no one.