Local PlayStation Users Believe Personal Information Hacked

Some PlayStation users in Eastern Carolina say they're among the millions to have personal data, and perhaps credit card information, stolen.

According to Sony, an unauthorized person stole information, including players' names, addresses, birth dates, email addresses, passwords and log-in names.

The company says it has no evidence credit card information was taken, but it can't be ruled out.

Jacksonville resident Miranda Schnell, who has a PlayStation account, believes her information has been hacked. "I'm 23 and I've worked hard for the credit I have and I don't want to just, you know a little hobby of playing a video game, to suddenly ruin my name"

Sony Corporation hired an outside security firm to investigate and rebuild its system to better protect personal information.

If you think your PlayStation has been hacked, you're encouraged to contact the three credit bureaus and set up a 90 day fraud alert on your credit cards.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 28, 2011 at 05:12 AM
    I cancelled the card.
  • by Dave on Apr 27, 2011 at 05:34 PM
    I went ahead and cancelled the credit card that was on my account.

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