Sony: PSN Downtime Led to “a compromise of personal information”

It’s taken a week for Sony to come clean over just what the “intrusion” into PSN has caused aside from downtime, and it’s now known that yes, your information is no longer secure. Things that have been stolen (for sure) are:

– name, address (city, state, zip), country

– email address

– birthdate

– PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID

Other possibilities include all of your profile data, from past purchases to your credit card information (sans security code). Sony is advising users to cancel any cards associated with the account for safety reasons, and that’s something that should be done immediately. Passwords should be changed too, as it’s possible even security questions have been leaked.

It begs the question why this took so long to come out in the first place, because counting the days leading up to this outage, it’s been about 10 days. It seems Sony might have stalling, looking for a way to save themselves as opposed to user’s data. How long could it possibly take to know millions of users have had their information stolen? One such US politician agrees, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal demanding answers as to the delay.