It seems that a few websites are reporting that PSN has been hacked, i personally don’t think it has been, it seems an over exaggeration, or misunderstanding, im not quite sure which, but i guess only time will tell on the matter.
Anyhow, website Ironstar reported in the early hours of this morning, that one of its members had fallen foul to a PSN chain letter, which when clicked on, it redirected him to a code geneartor site, stealing his PSN log in details and Credit Card information, here is an quote from the site:
This issue does not involve general chain letters sent around PSN, the article is referring to chain letters containing PSN code generator website URLs specifically. Our colleague did not enter any credit card information into any malicious website. His PSN account information including his credit card info was somehow obtained through the PlayStation Network, because he opened the message sent to him. More PSN users have stepped forward and reported suspicious purchases appearing on their billing transactions. If you haven’t noticed any suspicious activity on your account but you have opened one of these specific chain messages or went to a malicious code generator website on your PS3 we strongly recommend that you take precautions.
He claims that he did not enter any credit card details, but it dosnt say that he didnt enter his PSN log in details, there are numerous sites and programs out there that ask you to put in your PSN log in details and youll get so much £/$ free, these of course are scams, so did the user of Ironstar, enter in his log in details in hope of getting free credits, or is there a a site out there that is able to sniff all your details, you decide.
A couple of tips to keep you safe:
1.Delete any spam/junk messages straight away and delete/block the sender, DO NOT open them.
2.NEVER give your PSN log in details to anyone, site or program.