Earlier today, SOE went offline after discovering an issue and that meant that everything related to Sony Online Entertainment was currently out of commission. Japanese newspaper Nikkei (per BGR) reported that the company has lost roughly 12,700 member credit card numbers as the result of this latest attack.
12,700 credit card numbers. Gone. Of those, some are guesstimating that around 4,300 cards were Japanese while others are unknown, possibly being backups of old and expired cards.
No mention was made if the recent PSN attack and this attack on SOE are related, but a Sony representative said that an announcement would be made “within an hour.”