Adelaide PlayStation user has $2k in unauthorised charges on credit card

Thursday 28 April 2011

Article by Mozo

Following Sony's announcement that a security breach may have seen the details of its 77 million PlayStation users exposed by hackers, a man in Adelaide has found that $2,000 has been run up on his plastic.

Adelaide man's credit card used by fraudsters

Rory Spreckly checked his bank on Wednesday April 27th and spotted a number of large transactions that he did not conduct, reports ABC News.

"I logged into my bank account just to check everything was OK and I found out there was just over $2,000 in charges which I didn't personally accrue," he said.

Sony has stated that there is not yet any firm evidence to indicate that credit card details were taken during the unauthorised accessing of its database.

Commenting on the breach, managing director of IT security company Threatscape Dermot Williams said the fact that Sony has opted to shut down and rebuild its service indicates the potential "scale of data theft", adding that it could be "very significant", reported Silicon Republic.

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