Sony has clearly said that they are working day and night to completely restore PlayStation Network and hoping that it would be up and performing by May 3. Sony PSN is offline since Sony found that the details of 70 million plus members has been hacked and obtained.
There was a Q& A session on PSN’s official blog.
Q: Was my personal data encrypted?
A: All of the data was protected, and access was restricted both physically and through the perimeter and security of the network. The entire credit card table was encrypted and we have no evidence that credit card data was taken. The personal data table, which is a separate data set, was not encrypted, but was, of course, behind a very sophisticated security system that was breached in a malicious attack.
Q: Was my credit card data taken?
A: While all credit card information stored in our systems is encrypted and there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.
Keep in mind, however that your credit card security code (sometimes called a CVC or CSC number) has not been obtained because we never requested it from anyone who has joined the PlayStation Network or Qriocity, and is therefore not stored anywhere in our system.UPDATE: While we do ask for CSC codes, we do not store them in our database.
Not to forget today’s press release by the Sr. Director, of Corporate Communications said that ‘some playstation network and Qriocity services to be available this week’.