Sony says another 25m Playstation users may have been hackedMay 3rd, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Sony, who last week admitted that the personal details of 77m Playstation users may have been stolen by hackers, has again warned that almost 25 million extra gaming users may have been hacked.
The admission comes as the company reels from a number of security breaches.
On Monday, it took the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) service offline as part of its wider investigation.
“We had previously believed that SOE customer data had not been obtained in the cyber-attacks on the company,” BBC quoted Sony as saying in a message to its customers.
However, it added that, “on 1 May we concluded that SOE account information may have been stolen”.
The company said the information taken included names, addresses and passwords, as well as the numbers of the credit and debit cards, their expiry dates and security numbers.
However, it added that the information was encrypted.
Spokeswoman Taina Rodriguez was quoted by a news agency as saying that there was no evidence as yet that the stolen information had been used for illicit financial gain. (ANI)
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