The official UK PlayStation site has posted a notice that there is a possibility of unauthorized access to users’ personal information. They are asking everyone who has used the PLAYSTATION Store on their PC’s to verify their account information is correct as soon as possible.
Thankfully, accounts do not display the full credit card number sequence so the likelihood of being affected is slim-to-none. The full article can be read after the jump.
Sony released the following notice to PLAYSTATION®Network users:
We have found out that there has been a possibility of unauthorized access to personal information on the PLAYSTATION®Store through PCs, a content download service of the PLAYSTATION®Network. Although unlikely, it is possible that the passwords of a small percentage of PLAYSTATION®Network users may have been changed through unauthorized access, making it possible to view users’ personal information and/or use the Wallet for the PLAYSTATION®Store. PLAYSTATION Network accounts do not display entire credit card numbers, so any unauthorized access to your PLAYSTATION Network account is very unlikely to compromise your credit card number. We have taken immediate measures to rectify this issue and system security is restored. We have investigated the extent of unauthorized access and possible alteration of passwords that could have occurred before corrective measures were taken, and are directly contacting customers who may have been affected by this incident. In order to verify that your account is intact, we strongly suggest that PLAYSTATION®Network users sign in to the service. If you can successfully sign in with your pre-set password, your account is not affected by this incident.For more information, please contact Customer Service. Remember; do not disclose your log-in or password details on any email communications.