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SOE confirms theft of user data

On May 3, 2011 by Aaron Meehan

Today Sony Online Entertainment have released a press release informing SOE users why the online service was taken down. As was stated earlier today station.com was taken down due to possible intrusion.

SOE has stated the information could have being stolen back in April 16-17 2011 (so around the same date of the SCE hack).

SOE have said the personal information of approximately 24.6 million accounts have being stolen and some information from an outdated database from 2007.

The outdated database had 12,700 Non-US credit/debit card numbers and expiration date (no security codes where stolen) and 10,000 direct debit records of some customers from Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Spain. (please remember this was taken from the 2007 database).

SOE also revealed the information of what information was taken:

  • name
  • address
  • e-mail address
  • birthdate
  • gender
  • phone number
  • login name
  • hashed password.
  • bank account number
  • customer name
  • account name
  • customer address.

SOE have also already announced compensation which is 30 days of additional time for their subscriptions and in addition an extra day of free play for each day the SOE system is offline. SOE is also outlining a “make good” plan for its PS3 mmos DC universe Online and Free Realms.

Source: SOE official website

Author: Aaron Meehan

Hi, I’m the creator of SG Gaming Info. When I’m not working on my writing or creating content for this site’s YouTube channel, I like to relax and enjoy character driven story games.


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