Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sony says PlayStation hacker got personal data

Last week, Sony’s online network for the PlayStation suffered a catastrophic failure through a hacking attack, the New York Times reports. And since then, the roughly 77 million gamers worldwide who have accounts for the service have been unable to play games with friends through the Internet or to download demos of new games.
Then, on Tuesday, after several days of near silence, Sony said that as a result of the attack, an “unauthorized person” had obtained personal information about account holders, including their names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and PlayStation user names and passwords. Sony warned that other confidential information, including credit card numbers, could have been compromised, warning customers through a statement to “remain vigilant” by monitoring identity theft or other financial loss.

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