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Hacked PlayStation Data For Sale?

playstation hackRecent Sony PlayStation Network hacking have caused serious trouble to many users who have done transactions through their credit cards. The New York Times reports that the hackers have stolen over 2.2 million credit card numbers, including the names, addresses, usernames as well as passwords and even they are trying to sell the large database for $100,000 or more. This is a serious security threat which may bring more hazardous upshot.  However, Sony has admitted that they had indefinitely shut down the network due to hackers. Users can still buy games, or connect to other players in multiplayer games via cloud-based network. The company has more than 70 million users in their network, though they have not disclosed did not say how many of them had been compromised.

Sony has allegedly been taken legal action over the violation and could encounter more legal action across the globe.

If you are one of the users whose data has been hacked, here are some guidelines to protect yourself.

 

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