Also not true, top fraud experts have told people to immediately cancel any credit or debit cards they have associated with the account (potentially even ones which have been deleted from the account since as Sony still hasn't clarified what "transaction history' means when comes to the stolen information.)
The only people who are telling people to not worry is Sony and the CC companies who both oddly enough have a giant financial stake in whether or not people rush out and cancel their cards
We've known the system was vulnerable for months, and by Sony's own admission the attack took place 2 days before the PSN went offline so yeah they could have grabbed a hell of a lot, not informing customers immediately was their biggest mistake, instead they decided to wait until they got positive confirmation when merely the suspicion of the hack should have been enough
Nope the packets were sniffed through the network and have nothing to do with the firmware, they were in plain text
Also irrelevant, the pentagon didn't potentially put 77million peoples personal information at risk
Catching the hackers won't undo the releasing of the information.
And that's just dumb, any more misguided notions on the subject?
'Off the record' means it doesn't have to be true, but even if it is true and no cc details were taken it isn't really the point. By far the most important information that was stolen was the linked tables of email addresses & passwords & names & addresses