Your password is gone, but your credit card information might still be safe.
The PSN has now been down for a full week and with Sony confirming that personal information has been compromised, many people were worried about their credit card information. Fortunately, there is a faint light at the end of the tunnel.
For starters, Giant Bomb’s Patrick Klepek contacted both Bank of America and Chase, and representatives from both firms say that they were not notified by Sony about a possible credit card breach. Sony would be in serious trouble if they knew about a breach and failed to contact major banks, so the fact that they haven’t done so is actually reassuring.
Sony’s Patrick Seybold, the senior director of corporate communication and social media, also released a statement to explain that Sony didn’t know the extent of the security breach until this week, and that’s why they didn’t notify users until yesterday.
“There’s a difference in timing between when we identified there was an intrusion and when we learned of consumers’ data being compromised,” said Seybold. “It was necessary to conduct several days of forensic analysis, and it took our experts until yesterday to understand the scope of the breach.”
Valve, meanwhile, has said that those who linked their PSN accounts and their Steam accounts have absolutely nothing to fear (at least on the PC side of the equation).
“Steam has nothing to do with the PSN outage,” said Valve.
While this doesn’t make everything alright, it’s at least the first bit of good news since this whole PSN debacle started.