PSN: Updates on the Saga

GamesIndustry.biz is doing a great job of keeping me updated on the PSN drama.

A recent article says that Anonymous has denied responsiblity for the attacks.

Sigh.

All of this is just very depressing. I’ll never trust a site to save my credit card information again.

The worst part is, I was JUST about to try and get some credit. I’ve never had a credit card or a loan. And now my credit may be ruined, and I won’t even know! Another problem is that I NEED to establish credit so my mom won’t have to be my cosigner on a new lease, but with a fraud alert out on my credit, it may be really hard to get that paperwork pushed through.

I’m going to follow the directions in the email and get my free credit report, but I don’t feel like I would know what to do if something was wrong…

Overall, this whole affair leaves me feeling like my boyfriend (PSN) cheated on me. Lost, confused, heartbroken, distrustful. The next console may find me judging it on the sins of my ex.

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4 thoughts on “PSN: Updates on the Saga

  1. I know it’s hard, but I wouldn’t worry about it too much. I have been following and reporting on the story since it broke, and although what Sony has done is incredibly sloppy, the media has kinda had a field day with it. The chances that your Debit card details will fall in to the hands of criminals it tiny at best. It was almost certainly Anon that stole the details, and they would be that stupid as to broadcast or sell the info. ID theft is really difficult to do nowadays, with all the banks fighting against it so hard. Of course, it is always better to be safe than sorry and you need to do all you can to protect your money and credit rating.

    I would recommend what I have done, get your bank to issue a new card, which will stop anyone using the info to steal money from your account and then get the credit report done.
    I’m sure you will be okay in the long run.

    Also, a good way to start your credit score rolling is with a mobile phone contract. You don’t need to have previous credit to get one, and as long as you pay the bills on time, your credit score will continue to go up.

    As for Sony, only time will tell. Over 2 weeks now without PSN and people are getting sick of the whole thing. Sony need to get it back online soon, give out some good freebies, and most importantly, make sure it never gets hacked again!

    John

  2. I agree with you on all accounts. While they are still claiming that services will be up this week, I’m really hoping that things will patched up once and for all once it goes live again. We’re all stuck in a sticky situation and though I’m happy they are finally being honest about things, it sort of makes you wonder how far behind we are with actually getting this information. Just like every PlayStation 3 and PSP owner out there, we’re all looking forward to being able to game again along with feeling safe and secure once more.

    • Yep 😦 I’m just happy this hasn’t slipped under the radar at all… people are really on Sony to fess up so we can only hope that we have all of the info now…

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