Internal Affairs antispam unit warns on Sony scams

Leaked data may be used to target local customers, DIA says

The Department of Internal Affairs’ Anti-Spam Compliance Unit has issued a warning that Sony PlayStation users may be targeted by scammers following the theft of personal details on Sony’s PlayStation Network by hackers. In a statement, acting general manager of regulatory and compliance operations Mike Hill says the stolen names, addresses, email address, birth date, username, passwords and login and security questions means scammers know a lot about customers registered with Sony. “This provides them with a fertile field for their scams so we are advising people to be particularly vigilant of anyone contacting them using this information,” Hill says. “This could be by email or other electronic means. “People need to review their online security particularly their passwords and secret questions and answers used to verify their identity. It’s never a good idea to use the same password and Q and As for all your online transactions," Hill says.

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