NEWS - January 24, 2013
by Carol~ - 1/24/13 9:36 AM
Sony Fined £250,000 By UK Over Failures in PlayStation Network Breach
Nearly two years after attackers began what turned out to be a long series of intrusions at Sony, most notably with the PlayStation Network data breach, authorities in the U.K. have fined the company the equivalent of almost $400,000 for not being careful enough with customer data.
The Sony PSN data breach unfolded over the course of several weeks in the spring of 2011 after attackers compromised one of the company's databases and were able to access what turned out to be data belonging to 77 million PSN customers. Sony had to shut down PSN, the company's online gaming community, for a couple of weeks while it investigated the breach and tried to work out what had happened and what data was taken.
In early May 2011, the chairman of Sony sent a letter to the U.S. House Commerce Committee, saying that the company had been the victim of a highly sophisticated attack.
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