[ISN] Sony Hacked Again; 25 Million Entertainment Users' Info at Risk

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 09:52:13 -0500 (CDT)

By Jason Schreier 
Game Life
May 2, 2011

It’s bad news piled on top of bad news for Sony.

Hackers may have stolen the personal information of 24.6 million Sony 
Online Entertainment users, the company said on Monday. More than 20,000 
credit card and bank account numbers were also put at risk. This is in 
addition to the recent leak of over 70 million accounts from Sony’s 
PlayStation Network and Qriocity services.

“We are today advising you that the personal information you provided us 
in connection with your SOE account may have been stolen in a 
cyberattack,” Sony wrote in a statement on its website on Monday.

Sony Online Entertainment is a division of the company that publishes 
online multiplayer games like the recently released DC Universe Online. 
Sony turned off all SOE game services Monday after it learned of the 

Sony said that the compromised personal information includes customers’ 
names, addresses, e-mail addresses, birth dates, gender, phone numbers, 
logins and hashed passwords.


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