Earlier, on Monday, Sony said the services would be down indefinitely. On Tuesday, the company finally gave a more verbose explanation about the outage.
Sony said the following types of personal data was compromised:
- email address
- PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login
- handle/PSN online ID
- profile data, including purchase history and billing address
- PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers
- If you have authorized a sub-account for a dependent, the same data with respect to that dependent may have been obtained
- credit card data
What they didn't do is offer free credit monitoring, which is something that some other companies or even government agencies have done in the past when credit card information has been lost in an incident like this. However, Sony did say it cannot confirm that credit card data was stolen. Still, it would have been a nice touch.
Of course, that would have cost Sony a pretty penny.