/// Sony Apologizes For the Playstation Network Breach [NewEnterprise]

May 1, 2011  |  All Things Digital

Sony apologized for losing the personal data of some 77 million customers of its Playstation Gaming Network, at holiday weekend press conference held overnight U.S. time. The Wall Street Journal’s Daisuke Wakabayashi was there, and reports that Sony executives Kazuo Hirai, Sony’s number two and widely seen as the most likely successor to CEO Howard Stringer, bowed deeply to apologize for the hassle the company’s customers are undergoing as a result of the breach. It also said it hopes to partially restore service on the gaming network this week and to have it back up and running fully by the end of the month. Hirai said that some 10 million customers out of the 77 million in total, may have had their credit card information taken. This would explain reports by security researchers have seen hackers chattering about trading data stolen from Sony in online forums that circulated late in the week. Asked why Sony didn’t inform customers about the implications of the breach sooner, Hirai said that “sifting through the data took a long time.” He said the company has been under a sustained cyber-attack for about six weeks, and that the personal information of Sony executives and their families have been published online

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Sony Apologizes For the Playstation Network Breach [NewEnterprise]

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