File under insult to injury: Sony has suffered a third security breach, with the latest resulting in the names, partial addresses and email addresses belonging to over 2000 contestants of a sweepstake the company organised back in 2001.
The hackers posted the details back to the Sony website that was hacked, but Sony have now removed the website.
All this has come on top of the original and subsequent breaches that Sony have reported in recent weeks.
It is thought the the original breach of the PSN (PlayStation Network) was the result of unpatched / out-of-date server updates applied to Sony’s servers. Some rumours suggest that the final bill for that hack could run into the billions of Dollars. The PSN network remains down as of this writing.
From a user perspective, there is very little that a user can do except have a special card for internet transactions, with a reasonable credit limit, and, frankly, hoping to goodness Sony, amongst others, get their act together soon.
If you feel that you may have been affected by this, you should contact your bank and ask for new card(s) to be issued, and keep an eye out for suspicious activity on your credit card statements.
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