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Default PSN database with 2.2 million credit card details up for sale?

The folks over at the PSX-Scene forums are reporting that over 2.2 million customers' names, addresses, phone numbers and credit/debit card information is up for grabs to the highest bidder, including the crucial three digit CVV2 numbers. According to the forum post, rumors are spreading through underground trading forums and on Twitter that the database is for sale, "a large section of the PSN database containing complete personal details along...are being offer up for sale."

The post explains how the hackers allegedly attempted to sell the details to Sony for an unknown amount but failed to get a reply, so instead they are trying to sell them to anyone with enough money. Kevin Stevens, a Security Researcher, has been following the story and tweeted earlier, "Supposedly the hackers selling the DB says it has: fname, lnam, address, zip, country, phone, email, password, dob, ccnum, CVV2, exp date", but added that "it is not a rumor, it was a conversation on a criminal forum."

Neowin has previously reported on the Playstation Network hack and the latest news, if authentic, is bound to be very alarming to millions of customers affected by the security breach. Sony confirmed the attack and the possibility of sensitive information being stolen on a blog post on their website and then urged its users to be aware of any email, telephone and postal scams that may ask users for sensitive information.

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