People these days are too careless with their personal information. Due to this, cases of identify theft are becoming more prevalent. This past April, the Playstation Network (PSN) which has over 77 million registered accounts was hacked for almost a month. During this month crucial account information like credit card numbers were stolen from these registered accounts. I personally have a Playstation account but I have never gave them my credit card number for this sole reason. Giving out this information when you can go to the store and purchase a PSN card and then punch in the code on that card into the PSN to get money on your account makes no sense.
Sony (the creator of Playstation) did eventually regain control over the network from the hackers, revamp their security system and compensate the PSN users but that does not change the fact that they got hacked. Most people would think that a company of Sony’s caliber was not capable of getting hacked but that was not the case. With cyber attacks becoming more and more prevalent in today’s world, it is evident that people need to keep a better eye on their personal information. Checking your back statements and credit reports weekly is a good way of doing this.