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PSN User Reporting Fraudulent Use Of Debit Card

_0xd0ad (1974778) writes | more than 3 years ago

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_0xd0ad (1974778) writes "Yesterday's story about the ongoing PSN outage ended with this ominous revelation: "An 'unauthorized person' has PSN users' 'name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID.' Billing address, password questions, and credit card info may also have been taken."

Now it appears that their worst fears may have been true. At least one PSN user has reported fraudulent charges being made to their debit card since the data leakage occurred. At this point it would probably be wise to immediately cancel any debit cards that you've used to make purchases on the PSN and to check your credit card activity frequently and report any unauthorized charges."

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ummmm not a member, no access (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35952666)

ummmm not a member, no access.. so the article link is useless

Re:ummmm not a member, no access (1)

_0xd0ad (1974778) | more than 3 years ago | (#35952736)

I have no idea why Slashdot mangled that link. It was correct in my original submission.

http://n4g.com/news/751122/psn-user-had-600-in-fraudulent-withdrawals-from-debit-card [n4g.com]

<a href="http://games.slashdot.org/story/11/04/26/187258/PSN-Outage-Continues-Console-Hack-Claimed-To-Be-Responsible">Yesterday's story</a> about the ongoing PSN outage ended with <a href="http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/26/update-on-playstation-network-and-qriocity/">this ominous revelation</a>: "An 'unauthorized person' has PSN users' 'name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID.' Billing address, password questions, and credit card info may also have been taken."

Now it appears that their worst fears may have been true. At least one PSN user has reported <a href="http://n4g.com/news/751122/psn-user-had-600-in-fraudulent-withdrawals-from-debit-card">fraudulent charges being made to their debit card</a> since the data leakage occurred. At this point it would probably be wise to immediately cancel any debit cards that you've used to make purchases on the PSN and to check your credit card activity frequently and report any unauthorized charges.

Re:ummmm not a member, no access (1)

joelmax (1445613) | more than 3 years ago | (#35952816)

What is probably happening is the N4g is a members site that you are probably signed into. Non-N4G members cannot access the article without signing up.

Re:ummmm not a member, no access (1)

_0xd0ad (1974778) | more than 3 years ago | (#35952908)

Re:ummmm not a member, no access (1)

joelmax (1445613) | more than 3 years ago | (#35954190)

that one worked great!
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