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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Second Security Breach Targets Sony

Hackers may have stolen the data of another 25 million Sony customers in a breach of its multiplayer online gaming network.

A person plays a video game at a Sony Playstation in Sony store in Berlin
About 77 million Playstation accounts were jeopardised by a malicious intrusion on April 17 to 19, but a review of that breach found an earlier virtual break-in at a division that allows PC users to play games over the internet.
"We had previously believed that Sony Online Entertainment customer data had not been obtained in the cyber-attacks on the company," the company said in an online update.
"But, on May 1st we concluded that SOE account information may have been stolen and we are notifying you as soon as possible."
The names, addresses, emails, birth dates, phone numbers and other information from 24.6 million PC games customers were taken from its servers as well as an "outdated database" from 2007, according to Sony.
About 12,700 credit or debit card numbers, along with expiration dates, belonging to people outside the United States may have been stolen along with 10,700 direct debit records of customers in Austria, Germany, Netherlands, and Spain.

"We will be notifying each of these customers promptly," the Japanese consumer electronics giant said.
The incident that Sony disclosed on Monday also forced it to suspend its Sony Online Entertainment games on Facebook.
It was not immediately clear if the data theft included data from players of games including "PoxNora," "Dungeon Overlord," "Wildlife Refuge" on the social networking site.
Sony executives on Sunday apologised for the problems with the Playstation Network and said it would gradually restart it with increased security.
Time to change account password and id guys, also contact your banks ;)


  1. I'm Glad I use the 360 and not ps3 lol.

  2. I wonder how tight their security is now.

  3. Oh god lol, lets wait for the lawsuits against Sony to start rolling in

  4. Sony's really getting reamed at the moment, do you guys reckon this was provked because of what they tried to do to GeoHotz?

  5. they better start hiring hackers.

  6. I'm glad that I didn't every need to buy anything form the market, so theres no info there that they could have used. I'm not even sure I used correct info there anyways.

  7. Come on sony! Get your shit together!

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  10. wow, sonny is in such deep shit :|

  11. Seriously Sony? I thought you guys were smart enough to set up some decent security. What a damn JOKE.

  12. Man, my new pc totally rocks out any ps3 ;D

  13. just got some microsoft stocks


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