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Source: http://consumerist.com/2011/04/sony-playstation-network-users-credit-card-info-may-have-been-leaked.html

Bad news: User account information was nabbed by badguys, though it isn't clear how many of Sony's 77+ million PSN users are affected. For those affected, compromised information includes the following information on file: "name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID."

Worse news: "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."

They aren't entirely sure just yet how many users are affected, or whether ├╝ber-sensitive information like credit card info or security questions/answers were compromised. But if you have a PSN account, even an old one --

- If any of your non-PSN accounts on the web use the same password as your PSN account, change those passwords to be unique immediately.
- Keep an eye on your credit card activity.
- If you use your PSN username (your e-mail account) as your primary e-mail address, you might wanna consider using a different primary e-mail address for your other web accounts.
- Once the PSN comes back online, check your Security Question & Answer to find out which one you used for your PSN account. Make sure none of your other accounts on the web use that same Security Question & Answer.

What a doozy...
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