It’s not exactly news anymore that Sony’s Playstation Network service is down; it has been for some time at this point. However, Sony made an official statement today in regards to the attack, and have advised their customers that sensitive information may have been compromised.
The announcement comes from the Official US Playstation Blog, where the following sums up the situation nicely:
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.
It’s unfortunate, but if you have any other services that share your PSN or Qriocity password, it would be best to go ahead and change those as soon as you can. Sony’s coming under some fire for waiting so long to comment on the security breach, but it’s better to take precautions late than never.
According to Sony, some of their services should be back up and running within a week.