Credit card and global payments company Visa has advised customers to calm down regarding the the massive drama surrounding Sony and PlayStation Network, where Sony advised users to assume the worst concerning their credit card information. Regardless, Visa also advises to remain vigilant with card activity for the time being.
"Concerned cardholders should keep a close eye on their accounts and report any unusual or unexpected activity to their issuing bank," says a statement made to MCV. "Cardholders who are innocent victims of fraud will get their money back, subject to the terms and conditions of their bank."
Despite Visa's assurance, other outlets advise taking a more urgent approach to the matter, with Sophos analyst Graham Cluely advising cardholders "now isn't the time to sit back on your sofa and do nothing."
"The fraudsters won't wait around "“ for them this is a treasure trove ripe for exploiting. You need to act now to minimise the chances that your identity and bank account become casualties following this hack.
"That means, changing your online passwords (especially if you use the same password on other sites), and considering whether it would be prudent to inform your bank that as far as you're concerned your credit card is now compromised."