As if news couldn’t get any worse for PlayStation Network members, rumors are now circulating that a database of 2.2 million stolen credit card numbers may be up for sale. 

Earlier this week, Sony admitted that their massive PlayStation Network was hacked, causing 77 million users to have their information stolen. While credit card data was never verified, the recent rumor comes from Kevin Stevens, a senior researcher at security firm Trend Micro. Stevens notified The New York Times that hackers are attempting to sell a copy of the database on underground forums for “upwards of $100,000”.

In a continued effort to keep users and the media informed, Patrick Seybold, senior director of corporate communications and social media at Sony published an update on Thursday that said: “The entire credit card table was encrypted and we have no evidence that credit card data was taken,” but as we mentioned in our original article Sony has said that it could not rule out the possibility that hackers might have obtained credit card data.

In reviewing forum postings and screenshots by security blogger Brian Krebs, it seems claims are also being made that the thieves had tried to sell the data back to Sony but did not receive a response. Mr. Seybold responded to these claims, saying; ”To my knowledge there is no truth to the report that Sony was offered an opportunity to purchase the list.”

Though the thought of 2.2 million credit cards being stolen is still a possibility, no confirmation has been given.  As we have seen in the past, the attempt to sell PSN credit card data, could be no more than a scare from hackers trying to capitalize on an already bad situation. Sony began working with the FBI ever since it realized it had been hacked on April 20.

MyBankTracker.com will continue to monitor this story and provide updates as they become available.

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  • Microsoftallday

    wtf is this… a big company like sony getting hacked! i mean comeon i want my 300 bucks back! I havent played during the spring break and I was bored as hell! How can one person hack a whole company? Build up your security fuckers

    • Bryans

      tf with sony i know

    • Bryans

      tf with sony i know

  • Microsoftallday

    wtf is this… a big company like sony getting hacked! i mean comeon i want my 300 bucks back! I havent played during the spring break and I was bored as hell! How can one person hack a whole company? Build up your security fuckers

  • Microsoftalldaysucks

    Hey stfu “Microsoftallday” . My dad works for Sony and that’s not nice. I hope they took your credit card

  • Microsoftalldaysucks

    Hey stfu “Microsoftallday” . My dad works for Sony and that’s not nice. I hope they took your credit card

  • Ananseven1031

    sony did nothing after geohot hacked the master key,so you knew this was a matter of time.. which is why i deleted everything out of my playstation wallet several months ago. gross negligence on sony’s part.

  • Eatme

    i don’t think it was one hacker it had to of been a group of them nerds. plus the mountain of data that was stolen, it must have taken a ton of hard drives to store it on. the data from 77 million people would be to much for a single person to process. it can’t be no ordinary hacker either.

  • Ps3sucks

    sony sucks they can go bankrupt…..i feel bad for america and trusting their info with sony…….all of the credit information stolen….this must be stopped and the fbi better put these ppl in jail for life that i fing bull crap it gets me so pissed…i dnt have sony im lucky…i also feel bad for visa having to try and cancel all these credit cards ….even though they charge ridiculous intrest rates

  • Ps3sucks

    these are modern day heists its a shame every major company update your security from hackers they are going to take a swing at you yes yes they are

  • Seriously. And they even said it was encrypted though, this must need a thorough investigation whether the said allegation is true to itself. Anyways this update is really appreciated and makes PSN user even more at raged. Hope for Sony’s betterment.