Between the PSN attack a couple of weeks ago and the information stolen from the PSN and SOE, Sony could use some good news these days. They got a small bit of it just recently when they discovered that only 900 of the 12,700 credit/debit cards stolen from Sony Online Entertainment servers were still active. Pair this news with the fact that the security code off the back of the cards was not compromised and the risk that the hackers will be able to use the card numbers for sinister activities dramatically reduces.
We figured there would be some expired accounts when they announced it was a server from 2007 that was compromised, but this number is still much lower than we expected. It’s certainly good news for both SOE and their customers but there’s obviously still work to be done. As of now, both the PSN and SOE servers are still down and we’re guessing there will be no fist pumping going on at Sony until everything is restored and safe again. Let’s hope they can make that happen sooner, rather than later.