Sony apologises for Playstation hack

03 05 2011

Sony executives have apologised for a security breach, which occurred in April 2011, in which approximately 1.5 million Australian Playstation user accounts were compromised by hackers.

It has been claimed that hackers reportedly stole close to 280,000 credit card numbers from Playstation users, who have  accounts to enabling online game play.

Following the security compromise Sony shutdown the system on 20 April 2011, but has only now admitted to the security compromise which has shaken the confidence of Playstation users, and has prompted concern by the Government and privacy authorities.

In recent days, claims have arisen that, the stolen credit card information has been offered for sale in underground hacker forums.

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