SOE security breach: only “900” of stolen credit cards were active

Steven Williamson reports:

Following the closure of Sony Online Entertainment’s network operations earlier today, the company has now confirmed that only a small percentage of credit card details – possibly seized by hackers during the recent security breach – could be used for fraudulent purposes.

Earlier today, PSU reported that Sony Online Entertainment had shut down its game servers after confirming that 24 million accounts had been compromised. The main fear from users of the service was that stolen data from credit cards linked to the accounts had landed in the hands of hackers. A later report stated that 12,700 customers’ credit card numbers may have been stolen, alongside personal information from approximately 24.6 million SOE accounts. SOE has now revealed, via, that only “900” of the credit cards on record were still active when stolen.

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