PlayStation Network is a network service thanks to which we are able to make transactions in the PlayStation Store. As it turns out, for over five years assigning a credit card to a PSN account has exposed users to the risk of cleaning its contents completely. What is going on?
Each payment card is equipped with a special CVV code, which is a kind of security – usually it is necessary to complete the online purchase. According to the latest reports, the vulnerability detected in the PlayStation Network system allowed to bypass the “lock” and pay for the game without providing a three-digit number.
The problem itself is reportedly rooted in the way the network works and has been known to Sony for about five years. A hacker who chooses our account can make transactions as he pleases, and then sell consoles with products stored on the disk. The Japanese say that “this is not a security problem, but the cheater’s very way.”
The editors of Multiplayer First (standing behind the sound system) point out that there are already recordings on the web showing how to efficiently use a bug, but we advise you – it’s not worth looking for them, let’s keep them available. The exploit seems to be quite serious and basically it is … unless you take care of your account.
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Just set up two-step verification on your PSN account – then each login from a different device will require a special SMS code. So here we are talking about a fraud against which we can 100% protect.