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(Update: T’was Likely a Hoax!) PSN and Xbox Live Account Details & Information Leaked

by William Schwartz

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It seems as if hackers are just not going to stop piling into PSN and Xbox Live. While Xbox Live service is not basically back to normal, PSN is still having issues. Now, as if to add insult to injury, another group of hackers seemingly that claim to be related to Anonymous has released 13,000 username and password combinations as well as credit card information, according to the Daily Dot.

Update:  The user data leaked in this “hack” may be information that had already been compromised and published.  Whether this was an attention grabbing hoax or a real privacy breach, it’s always wise to update your passwords just in case.

Update 2: It appears as if this was actually a hoax after all.

Now while the leak is relatively small in size, the services it has affected includes PSN, Xbox Live, Origin, Twitch.tv, Walmart and Amazon as well as a large variety of porn websites. It is believed that the information was gathered mostly through users directly using spyware and malware, so always be cautious when downloading things.

While the chances of you being affected is quite low, seeing as there are millions of accounts associated with PSN and Xbox Live alone, thus making 13,000 a very small percentage in comparison, if you think you may have been hit by malware/spyware recently, it’s probably not a bad idea to go ahead and change your passwords and monitor your credit card statements.

What are your thoughts on these further attacks? Let us know in the comments below!

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