Australia’s Privacy Commissioner Investigating Credit Card Fraud As Man Loses $2000

Posted By | On 29th, Apr. 2011 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


This one’s just in. With the PSN hack becoming a worldwide dilemma, a South Australian by the name of Rory Spreckley apparently lost $2000.

Abc reports the man as saying:

“I logged into my bank account just to check everything was OK and I found out there was some just over $2,000 in charges which I didn’t personally accrue.”

As of now there is no firm evidence that credit card data of PSN users were indeed stolen.  But the date when Spreckley lost $2000 conincides with the date of PSN hack.

“There was a number of early transactions on the 23rd of amounts under $1, which they say is the usual kind of test run that fraudsters do and then there’s been a number of transactions of larger amounts, including domestic flights within Australia, bookings at Best Westerns [hotels] and what not,” he said.

This has bought in the Australia’s Privacy Commissioner to check whether Sony had done everything correct to keep it’s member’s data safe.

What do you guys think? Do you think this is just a coincidence or something that all PSN users should fear? Let us know in the comments below.

Note: You can learn more about the Australia’s Privacy Commissioner over here. They are an organization that aims to promote and protect privacy in Australia.

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