More Than 12,700 Credit Cards Stolen from Sony Online Entertainment

By on May 2, 2011

Sony got owned once again as hackers attacked its other online service that hosts the company’s MMO PC games, Sony Online Entertainment. And to make things worse, more than ten thousand customer credit card numbers were stollen during this attack. As a result of this, Sony decided to shut down all of SOE’s online gaming operations early Monday morning.

If you attempt to visit the home pages of Sony’s games like Free Realms, DC Universe Online, and massively-multiplayer online role-playing game EverQuest, you will be greeted with the following maintenance message:

We have had to take the SOE service down temporarily. In the course of our investigation into the intrusion into our systems we have discovered an issue that warrants enough concern for us to take the service down effective immediately. We will provide an update later today (Monday).

If you’ve been wondering then yes, it’s about time to cancel your credit cards!

About David Scarpitta

I am a critical guy, and love to review and give my professional opinion on just about anything. Though have a love for tech/gaming and music alongside the cinema. You can catch me consulting and developing the net any day of the week.