I didn’t bother reporting it on here simply because I thought it would be only temporary but its looks to be staying for longer than expected.
The Sony Playstation network has been shut down indefinitely following an attack on the system. Not only is this a massive inconvenience for all gamers it also proposes a level of security risk. This comes straight from the horses mouth:
For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information. Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, asking for your credit card number, social security number or other personally identifiable information. If you are asked for this information, you can be confident Sony is not the entity asking. When the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services are fully restored, we strongly recommend that you log on and change your password. Additionally, if you use your PlayStation Network or Qriocity user name or password for other unrelated services or accounts, we strongly recommend that you change them, as well.
To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, we encourage you to remain vigilant, to review your account statements and to monitor your credit reports. We are providing the following information for those who wish to consider it:
Read the full article here
Check your credit cards and don’t respond to suspicious emails. Most gamers I believe are well adapted to the online world and can figure out a scammy and potentially dangerous email from a mile away, but be more careful than ever.
Talk more about it in the forum thread here: http://gt5cheats.com/forum/index.php?topic=1686.0