Sony Credit Card Data Was Encrypted
Has anyone actually received an email from Sony, or is all of the Sony debacle info just coming from the PlayStation Blog? One of the most recent updates is a FAQ addressing many user concerns, including how much of the data was encrypted:
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.
So the good news, Sony tried, I guess. Plus, because your credit card data was encrypted, it’ll take just a bit longer before it’s accessed. The bad news, after a massive search, Sony’s secret decoder ring has also turned up missing — bum, bum, bum!