The gaming experience is supposed to be fun, but your account being hacked is not.
As technology grows, providing personal Information seems to become more and more intrusive.
What are ways to protect yourself from this infiltration within the gaming community?
In the United Kingdom, Sony recently announced the PlayStation Network had not been hacked -- after many gaming users contacted Sony via Twitter complaining about being locked out of their accounts.
Despite Sony pointing to other causes for the hacking reports -- which appear to have only come out of the UK -- gamer information being vulnerable is something people in the United States should still be privy too.
A gaming store employee, who doesn't speak for his company and asked to remain anonymous, offered some ways to protect your personal information.
One of the ways is virtual currency.
The employee mentioned some costumers have professed being, sort of, scared to add their personal information, due to the first time PlayStation was hacked.
Instead, they advise gamers buy an in-store card, which translates into virtual currency and is the safest option because it doesn't ask for credit card information. The cards can start as low as $10 and increase from there.
The employee said no customers in his area have mentioned being hacked or complained about the risk, but there are other actions instead of adding sensitive information to your account.
This is just one action to take to avoid this potentially happening and though this recent event occurred in the UK it doesn't hurt to be aware.