PSN Network has been down for a week. It’s not like it’s the end of the world. Sun is shining outside. Really. Sit down. Enjoy a drink. Enjoy life.
User information got to the hands of hackers. Well, that’s life 2.0. If you want have luxury gadgets that offer online services and you provide your data, then chances are at some point somebody gets them. It’s not that big deal, in Finland everybody’s street address can be asked anyway. Things happen. Calm down.
Credit card info potentially in the hands of hackers? Well, first of all… why you gave credit card info (or didn’t remove it after purchase)? Nobody forced you to do that. When shoppes store your credit card info, and when shoppes have data online, then there’s a danger that your CC info goes on the hands of hackers. I’m very aware of the fact that it’s convenient to let stores have my credit card data. I let them have the info. Yes, not the safest plan, but then I’m ready to buy few bucks in case I need to renew the card in case something bad happens.
In this case, I ordered myself a new credit card (just in case) and it arrives soon and things will be fine again in the Jussoland. And, even if somebody got my old CC info and bought something before bank closed my card, it’s the credit card company that will handle any fraud purchases. Not me. I’m saved. And now I’m double saved when new card arrives.
So… yes, PSN network has been down for a week or whatever. And yes, they probably could have informed earlier (although it should ring a bell when “service where you gave your credit card info got hacked”, even if nobody tells you anything) but… come on. Nothing really serious really happened here.
Sit down. Enjoy a pint (of alcohol free beer if you must) and enjoy sunshine.
Or like Douglas Adams would put it: Don’t Panic.