Sony warns users of unauthorised access to PSN accounts
- Posted March 27th, 2008 at 08:39 EDT by Michael Harradence
In a statement released today on the company’s official website, Sony Computer Entertainment has warned users of the possible unauthorised access of personal information on the PlayStation Store.
The company stated: "Although unlikely, it is possible that the passwords of a small percentage of PlayStation Network users may have been changed through unauthorised access, making it possible to view users' personal information and/or use the wallet for the PlayStation Store.”
However, Sony noted that individual’s credit card numbers are unlikely to be compromised due to the fact the users account does not display the full number of digits.
The company assures that it has taken immediate steps to resolve the issue, and encourages users to sign in to determine whether or not their account is still intact. Those who are able to sign in successfully with their pre-set password have not been affected.
"We have investigated the extent of unauthorized access and possible alteration of passwords that could have occurred before corrective measures were taken, and are directly contacting customers who may have been affected by this incident,” the company said.