Sony has published a new blog entry, confirming that credit card details which could have been stolen in the recent hack of the PlayStation Network were encrypted.
Sony reassured users of the PlayStation Network that “all credit card information stored in our systems is encrypted”, but underlined that it cannot rule out the possibility that the credit card data was stolen.
The fact that encryption was being used on the credit card data is to be welcomed – as it reduces the chances of stolen information being used for fraud.
However, there still remains the question about just how strong the encryption is that Sony used on the credit card data.
Sony has once again missed an opportunity to reassure its customers. They should have said in the…
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