Sony Gets Hacked Again

Breach of Sony Online Entertainment affects 24M users
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2011 9:40 AM CDT
Sony Online Entertainment Hacked
In this image from video released by Sony Online Entertainment, a scene is shown from "DC Universe."   (AP Photo/Sony Online Entertainment)

Sony’s got another security breach on its hands. This time, hackers may have made off with the information of about 24 million users of Sony Online Entertainment products, which include games like Everquest and DC Universe Online. Sony doesn’t think credit card information was stolen, but hackers also breached an “outdated” database from 2007 that included the credit and debit card numbers of more than 24,000 overseas customers, Politico reports.

Sony says it “promptly shut down all servers related to SOE” when its investigators discovered the breach. The news comes hot on the heels of Sony’s refusal to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee about its Playstation Network fiasco. The company says it will provide written answers to questions instead. “Millions of American consumers are twisting in the wind,” a spokesman for one committee member tells the Wall Street Journal. “We are determined to get answers for them.” (More Sony Online Entertainment stories.)

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