PlayStation users urged to stop their credit cards

PlayStation owners in Australia may want to go online to compare credit cards after the New South Wales (NSW) Police fraud squad warned customers to cancel their plastic.

Sony revealed that hackers stole personal data, which may have included credit card details, for up to 77 million people.

Among the details taken were names, addresses, email addresses, birthdates, passwords and logins.

NSW police detective superintendent Col Dyson told the Sydney Morning Herald that with enough information, fraudsters could do almost anything that a legitimate person could.

"Personal or financial information is a valuable commodity and generally these days we find organised groups harvesting information and then selling it to other groups to use," he warned.

Those affected by the security breach may want to consider taking the opportunity to compare credit cards and opt for a different deal.

This comes after Police Credit Union marketing manager Christie Brock told Your Mortgage that people buying goods online should take care to protect their details.

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