As most of you are aware, the Playstation network has been off-line since April 20th. Word from Sony today has confirmed the network has been hacked and user data has been compromised.
“We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network.”
This includes, User names, addresses, country data, e-mail addresses, birthdates, recent purchases, billing addresses and password security answers.
With over 75 million users, it is not known at this time how severe the damage is. Your best defense at this point is to reset all passwords associated with the network. As Sony divulges further information we will keep you informed.