Sony's hacked PlayStation Network: personal data has been stolen

If you're a PlayStation 3 user, you've probably been annoyed the last few days by the PlayStation Network's downtime. Well, it gets worse: hackers have busted into Sony's house, and now they have your personal information.

Sony released a statement today detailing the loss:

Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. 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.
Well, that ain't good. Sony says that they're pretty sure that no credit card info was stolen, but they're also not positive about that, so make of that what you will.

The most annoying part? Since the service is still down, and will probably remain down for another week, you can't go in and change your password. Probably a good idea to change it elsewhere if you used the same one for other things.

Also, how smug are the guys over at Xbox Live right now?

Via Sony Blog

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