Earlier this week, Sony warned users of its PlayStation Network that account info for millions of customers had been swiped by hackers. The company downplayed the risk that credit card numbers could be among that stolen info, saying that “while there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility.” Now, it looks like it might be time to rule it in. Hackers are boasting that they have over two million credit-card numbers belonging to Sony customers.
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Sony’s early bid for a high seed in next year’s Worst Company tournament continues, as does the mass outage of its PlayStation Network. Yesterday, the company admitted that it wasn’t sure if users’ credit card info was compromised by whatever evil forces hacked the system, but now Sony has slightly upgraded that uncertainty by saying that credit card info may have been leaked.